Delicate and elegant earrings, based on the iconic Phaistos Disc.
Phaistos Disc earrings
- Drop: 3.3cm Diameter: 1.4cm
The original piece, now in the Heraklion Museum in Crete, was found at the palace at Phaistos and dates to ca 1500 BC. It was made of fired clay and is about 15cm in diameter, covered on both sides with a spiral of stamped symbols.
The 241 pictograms on the disc comprises 45 symbols, including Man, Woman, Child, Bow, Arrow, Shield, and Dove - mostly representations of easily identified everyday things. Scholars have noticed resemblances to Egyptian hieroglyphs. Its purpose and meaning, even its original place of manufacture, remain disputed, making it one of the most famous mysteries of archaeology.
Proposed interpretations include prayers, a narrative or an adventure story, a call to arms, a board game, even a geometric theorem.
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.