These unique, sterling silver earrings feature the traditional Greek key pattern. The post/stud is mounted on a slightly smaller Greek key square (6mm), and a larger square (9mm) dangles from the end of a long, straight, and durrable 37mm post.
Total length: approx. 75mm (2.95")
Straight-back silver post (for pierced ears only)
925 degree sterling silver, rhodium plated to preserve shine and durability (see below)
Made in Greece
*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.