This sterling silver cuff bracelet (or torc bracelet) features two Minoan Swirl Motif circles, one on each stem which meet in the center.
Please note: This bracelet is to be worn on the upper arm and not around the wrist.
Sterling Silver (925 Stamp)
Made in Greece
Approx. 90mm (3.5 in) diameter
Swirls approx. 15mm (.59 in) diameter each
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.
Torc (or torque) jewelry was ancient jewelry that was open-ended in the front and usually contained decorative, ornate animal heads on either side of the opening. Many historians argue that they were a sign of nobility while others suggest the torc to have been a decoration awarded to warriors for their deeds in battle.