Apahida Triscele Earrings - Bronze
Bronze openwork Apahida triscele drop earrings on gold-plated sterling silver hooks.
The triscele is commonly found in late Celtic art and is thought to have some Roman influence, although fine examples are found in the native art of Ireland and Scotland. It is thought to represent the three realms of Celtic lore: the past, the present and the future. One of the most popular of Ancient Celtic designs, it survived well into the Christian period, probably because it could also be considered to represent the Holy Trinity.
Width: 16mm Length (incl. hook): 32mm
Supplied in a satin-lined gift box
Lifetime guarantee by the manufacturer in Cornwall, UK. Information included with your piece.
The Bronze Age in Great Britain and Western Europe began over 4,000 years ago in around 2,000 BC. Both copper and tin were discovered, mined and fused together to form the alloy bronze, renowned for its strength and longevity.
Bronze melts at a higher temperature than silver and also needs to be cast using the lost-wax process. Items can be made very fine due to their strength.
The talented staff at St. Justin's in Cornwall have re-created this ancient metal using recycled copper and Cornish tin to make a collection of bronze jewellery that is strong and very hard, but looks like gold. Bronze is traditionally given as an 8th wedding anniversary gift but can be enjoyed anytime.