These earrings were inspired by carved symbols on old sailor's graves in the seaside village where I live. A tiny brass cross, small black glass heart and blackened pewter anchor, all hang in a wire wrapped chain from black, hypoallergenic niobium ear wires. These earrings have an antique feelling which is contrasted by their longer-yet-wearable statement length. I love this feminine grounded piece-- perfect for that person in your life that keeps you anchored (even if that is you!). The earrings are just over 2" or 5cm long
The cross represents faith, the heart is charity and the anchor represents hope. The anchor of hope comes from the families of sailors, hoping for their safe return. Faith, Hope and Charity (the three theological virtues in the Catholic church) were actually early Christian martyrs. Along with their mother Sophia, meaning Wisdom, their presence seems to be an example of early Christian ideas adopted from iconographies of the Goddess.
All my jewellery is made by hand by my partner Mike and myself in a converted 18th century naval school on the wild North coast of Scotland.