Hephaestus was the son of Zeus and Hera and was the Ancient Greek God of Blacksmiths, Artisans, Sculptors, and Metallurgy. Every piece of art and fine metalwork appearing in Greek myths, were always attributed to him. This bracelet, part of collection of stainless steel, gold, and rubber, represents a combination of accurate stainless steel work, elegant laser engraving, and the use of 18K gold to complement the fine detailing of this exceptional men’s or women’s bracelet. This is why this line is named after Hephaestus who was worshiped by all artisans and artists in Ancient Greece.
This handmade high quality bracelet has a double rubber band. The closure and detail are made of stainless steel. The traditional Greek Key design is etched onto the stainless steel in the center of the bracelet. There are two 18k emblems on each side of the Greek Key design, and they feature the Greek Goddess Aphrodite (Venus). This bracelet can be worn by both men and women.
Handmade. Imported from Greece.
Stainless Steel and 18k gold.
70mm (2.76 in) diameter
8mm (.31 in) width
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.
Aphrodite (Greek: Ἀφροδίτη) is the classical Greek goddess of love, sexual rapture, and beauty. Because of her beauty, other gods feared that jealousy would interrupt the peace between them and lead to war, and so Zeus married her to Hephaestus who was not viewed as a threat. However, Aphrodite became instrumental in the Eros and Psyche legend, and later was both Adonis' lover and a surrogate mother.