Minoan Swirl Gold Plated Sterling Silver Earrings (17mm)
These eye-catching post earrings feature a Minoan Swirl motif also known as Spira.
Sterling Silver (925 Stamp), 24k Gold Plating
Made in Greece
Straight-back post (for pierced ears only)
Approx. 17mm (.67 in) diameter
(Photos are not actual size)
The swirl motif is inspired by the Ancient Greek mythological Labyrinth, which was an elaborate structure designed and built by the legendary artificer Daedalus for King Minos of Crete at Knossos. Its function was to hold the Minotaur, a creature that was half man and half bull and was eventually killed by the Athenian hero Theseus. Daedalus had made the Labyrinth so cunningly that he himself could barely escape it after he built it. Theseus was aided by Ariadne, who provided him with a skein of thread, literally the "clew", or "clue", so he could find his way out again