Shell Earrings set - Gold-Plated Silver
The ultimate holiday memento, a shell from the beaches of Aphrodite's Island. Created using a genuine shell collected from the sandy beaches of Larnaca, Cyprus, this statement piece adds a touch of endless Summer to your look.
Fertility, birth and procreation
Shells conjure up the waters in which they are formed and share the fertility symbolism which belongs to the element of water.
In shape and depth, they are symbols of female sexuality, while the fact that they sometimes contain pearls may perhaps have inspired the legend of the birth of Aphrodite, rising from a shell.
Handmade in Cyprus
Material: 925 sterling silver, gold plated
Colour: yellow gold
Size: 26mm x 24mm
Please note that earrings cannot be exchanged due to hygiene reasons.
SISTER jewellery is made of 24k Gold-plated 925 Sterling Silver. Gold plating naturally wears off over time, revealing the silver beneath. Avoid contact with fragrances, lotions, rough surfaces and cleaning agents, especially chlorine as it can permanently damage or discolour your jewellery. Make sure your skin is dry before putting on your jewellery. Always remove your gold plated jewellery in the shower, when swimming or exercising and store it in a dry and air-tight place. Clean it gently with a soft cloth only and avoid rubbing. Unlike mass produced jewellery,handmade pieces will almost always have imperfections and each piece will never be identical to another. This uniqueness is part of the beauty of handmade jewellery.
Meet the makers
Sister jewellery is handcrafted by two brothers, George and Panagiotis, in the picturesque village of Lefkara, in a workshop they have been running since 1968. George is a master of repoussage and in making the traditional silver 'kapnistri' using at weddings. When they are not producing jewellery, they love to pick olives in their grounds.
Sister jewellery draws inspiration from traditional Cypriot mythological and Christian images, statues and stories. Our Jewellery is made of 925 Sterling Silver and is made using lost wax casting.