Celebrating the spiral journey-- these beautifully detailed earrings depict the Chartres cathedral maze. Crowned by amethyst toned Swarovski crystals, these earrings are a beautiful reminder that there are no wrong turns in life, and though the path may twist and double back, we walk it in love and trust.
The Chartres labyrinth dates from the 13th century and is the best preserved example of a medieval labyrinth, but it is no doubt an echo of an earlier pagan symbol. Many years ago I had the luck of being in Chartres when the labyrinth was open to pilgrims. Walking it like so many had for hundreds of years before me (some on their knees!) I was filled with wonder. I hope a tiny fraction of that is captured in these earrings.
These earrings measure about 2" including hand forged sterling silver ear wires in my 'little cobra' shape. Hypoallergenic niobium ear wires can be substituted free-of-charge on request, just leave a message at checkout if you would like them changed. You can see these ear wires in the last photo.
I have created this necklace to compliment these earrings.