Egyptian Palm or Lotus Brass Earrings in Dual Pink and Black


As relevant today as they were 2000 years ago these beautiful palmettes are sure to delight! Inspired by ancient Egypt and presented in vibrant colours (pink-red / pink opal / glossy black) on a pure copper backdrop. Epitomizing the bridging of the ancient worlds with modern fashion sensibilities. These eye catching earrings will be the perfect compliment for any number of occasions or outfits. They do take some time to make though so we should tell you...these are the only ones like this.

The History:
The palmette is found on hundreds of items in all over ancient Egypt, Greece, Turkey etc. It is more recently found in it's original form and updated motif all over the world on all types of items and architecture. The palmette in ancient Egypt also slightly varied to show the lily or lotus.

According to Wikipedia "The essence of the palmette is a symmetrical group of spreading "fronds" that spread out from a single base, normally widening as they go out, before ending at a rounded or fairly blunt pointed tip. There may be a central frond that is larger than the rest. The number of fronds is variable, but typically between five and about fifteen.

In the repeated border design commonly referred to as anthemion the palm fronds more closely resemble petals of the honeysuckle flower, as if designed to attract fertilizing insects. Some compare the shape to an open 'hamsa' hand – explaining the commonality and derivation of the 'palm' of the hand." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palmette)

The size of each brass earring is approximately 3 x 2.2 cm or 1.2 x .87 inches.

Each metal component, made in our Alberta, Canada, studio, is the product of a rigorous 35-45 step process (around 35 per earring or pendant and between 40 and 45 per ring and cuff link). Starting with plain sheets of metal we design and create our components one at a time. Some of the key steps include preparing the metal and design work, etching the imagery and cutting custom shapes. Shaping is done with a manual hydraulic press (2000 lbs plus per a component) to create stronger, more durable and professionally shaped components. Each piece is finished with a meticulous hand applied coloring process wherein each color is individually applied and often on different days to allow for the lengthy drying process (up to 72 hours). The majority of the other steps revolve around an absurd amount of sanding and cleaning, as well as, adding the finishing touches such as ear hooks, jump rings, soldering etc. Because of this no two items are identical and they have variations between each item. The brass is made from pure copper and zinc and has had a patina added to each component to give it an antiqued appearance. The ear hooks are surgical steel and come with rubber ear nubs.

Each item comes with a care card, authentication card, gift box and item card. The last picture shows what the packaging looks like complete with our in studio made product card. Your item (featured in the first picture) will be featured on one of our custom cards. 

For upgraded shipping, tracking and insurance please contact us. 

*Note because we are selling online at two different places and we are doing shows it may take the full 10 days for us to ship the item if we have to remake it. Because of this your item will look either almost the same or very close to what you see in the picture (more than likely you will receive the item in the picture above). If you need the item sooner please message us to see if the item is in stock.

According to Wikipedia "The essence of the palmette is a symmetrical group of spreading "fronds" that spread out from a single base, normally widening as they go out, before ending at a rounded or fairly blunt pointed tip. There may be a central frond that is larger than the rest. The number of fronds is variable, but typically between five and about fifteen.

In the repeated border design commonly referred to as anthemion the palm fronds more closely resemble petals of the honeysuckle flower, as if designed to attract fertilizing insects. Some compare the shape to an open 'hamsa' hand – explaining the commonality and derivation of the 'palm' of the hand." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palmette)

Please note that real colors may slightly differ from their appearance on your display. They are often much more beautiful in person.



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