Created for the MYTHOS collection and shown at both Milan Jewelry Week (2019) and Romanian Jewelry Week (2020).
Based on the ancient Corinthian helmet, these earrings hearken to the writings of Herodotus. Not all who wore armour were men. In his Histories, Herodotus writes of the women of Machlyes and Auseans, who engaged in an annual ritualized battle. Dressed in full armour, the women fought each other with sticks and stones to pay respect to Athena. Those that died in battle were thought to be punished by the goddess for lying about their virginity, something that is still viewed as a crime by some.
These are made from sterling silver and rose gold. They are 3.5 inches long and weigh about 26 grams so are very wearable.
NOTE: Item is currently on loan to Flying Solo New York. Estimated return June 2021. Can be held for purchase with 50% deposit.