A plain, slightly rounded labrys with central post forms each earring.
double-axe labrys earrings
Drop when worn: 4cm
The double axe or labrys was a recurrent motif in the art and jewellery of the Minoans. It especially associated with priestesses, and to find a labrys in the hands of a Minoan woman indicated that she held a powerful position within this colourful, artistic and sophisticated culture, which flourished on Crete and on Santorini ca 2700-1500 BC.
The labrys today is a symbol of feminist strength, strong women, and of the kinship of lesbian women around the world.
It has been a privilege to work with the Vaphiadis family since 2007. They are one of the best manufacturers of sterling silver jewellery in Greece.
The collection is inspired by ancient Greek silver and gold coins, the art and jewellery of the Minoan civilisation, familiar symbolic motifs and images, and the animals that played a significant part in ancient Greek culture.