These sterling silver earrings feature the traditional Minoan Swirl Motif. The circular Swirl Motif charm hangs from the earrings fish-hook posts. The earrings have a hammered or punched silver texture, which creates interesting detail.
Sterling Silver (925 Stamp)
Fish-hook silver post (for pierced ears only)
Made in Greece
Circle approx. 28mm (1.1 in) diameter
Approx. 50mm (1.97 in) length with post
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.