Apahida Triscele Earrings
Apahida triscele drop earring – Pewter openwork Apahida trisceles on surgical steel 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: 19mm Length (incl. hook): 31mm
Supplied in a satin and velvet-lined gift box.
Lifetime guarantee by the manufacturer in Cornwall, UK. Information included with your piece.
Pewter is a malleable metal made of tin, copper and antimony. It melts at around 260 degrees Celsius and can be cast into vulcanised rubber moulds which only deteriorate slowly over many casts.
St.Justin's casts their jewellery and gifts using this method and then painstakingly go through a fettling process to remove any surplus material and casting lines. Each piece is polished and any findings or gemstones are fitted before packing. The whole operation is very labour intensive requiring skills that take many years to perfect.
Pewter is a high quality, durable and affordable alternative to silver.