These unique, sterling silver earrings feature the traditional Greek Key Motif, also known as the Meander or eternity symbol, fashioned in a stylish circular/oval shape. A tiny seashell shape is mounted at the top of the hook. These earrings are Rhodium* (Platinum) plated.
Made in Greece
Sterling Silver (925 Stamp), Rhodium Plated
Fish-hook silver post (for pierced ears only)
Approx. 33mm (1.29 in) length
Oval is approx. 13mm (.51 in) diameter
*Rhodium is a precious metal, a member of the platinum family. Rhodium electroplating is used on jewelry in order to provide a surface that will resist scratches and tarnish while giving it a white and reflective appearance.
In art and architecture, a meander is a decorative border constructed from a continuous line, shaped into a repeated motif. Such a design is also called the Greek Fret or Greek Key design, although these are modern words. The name "meander" recalls the twisting and turning path of the Maeander River. Meanders were among the most important symbols in ancient Greece; they, perhaps, symbolized infinity and unity; many ancient Greek temples incorporated the sign of the meander.