Hoop earrings with Aphrodite and Madonna and Child Pendant
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Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and fertility. Her Roman equivalent is the goddess Venus. Many believe that her worship came to Greece from the Middle East, whose own versions of the goddesses of love were known as Ishtar and Astarte.
According to Greek mythology, Aphrodite was born in Cyprus and was the daughter of Zeus and Dione. She rose from the sea on the shore of Paphos, a location of unique beauty, known today as Petra tou Romiou (Rock of the Greek).
The Eleousa (Virgin of Tenderness) is a type of depiction of the Virgin Mary that represents her compassionate side. She is shown bending to touch her cheek to that of her child, the infant Jesus Christ, who is nestled against her cheek, emphasising the reciprocal affection and relationship between mother and child.
Handmade in Cyprus
Material of pendant: 925 sterling silver, gold plated
Material of hoop earrings: gold plated brass
Colour: yellow gold
Size of hoop with pendant: ~35-38mm
Size of hoop: 20mm