Simple, elegant labrys double-axes hang from a double diamond motif.
labrys double-axe earrings
Drop 3 cm Width of the labrys: 7mm
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.
This collection is inspired by the traditional Greek key or Meandros design, the Minoan civilisation, and the creatures that played a significant part in ancient Greek culture.
It's All Greek has been working with the Ioannidis family business since 2001. They are one of the best manufacturers of gold jewellery in Greece, and the workmanship of their pieces in 14 carat yellow, white, and rose gold is superb.