Ariadne, daugher of King Minos of Crete, was known for helping Theseus overcoming Minotaur's maze based on the well known Ancient Greek Myth. This collection is named after Ariadne due it to the swirl motif which was believed to symbolize the Minoan maze but also infinity. This is why jewelry with the swirl motif are believed to represent "infinite" commitment to a friend or loved one.
These sterling silver earrings feature the traditional swirl motif pattern, which is etched onto each circular link. There is one swirl on the earring post, and two swirls of increasing diameter hang below.
Made in Greece
Sterling Silver, for pierced ears only
Approx. 40mm (4cm) length. Links range from 9mm (.9cm) width to 16mm (1.6cm) width.
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.