Inspired by the Italian folklore charm known as the Cimaruta, this pair of earrings combines multiple hand carved symbols to create one Portafortuna- the ultimate good luck charm. An archway hinges on a sprig of an olive branch, which then holds a moon, serpent, sacred heart, key, eagle and fish.
These earrings showcase strength in the idea of wearing jewelry as an amulet – that it imbues a feeling of protection and empowerment. Each charm reminds the wearer of a greater idea.
Crescent moon: lunar energy/power, creativity and intuition
Ouroboros serpent: life cycle of all things/ death & rebirth
Sacred heart: compassion, devotion, love & empathy
Key: symbol of crossroads with opening and closing powers
Eagle/bird: vigilance, perspective and watchful guardianship
Fish: good health, prosperity and abundance
- 14 Karat Yellow Gold or Sterling Silver
- 9 white brilliant diamonds (0.08 ctw)
- 2.5" long from top of ear wire to bottom of the charms
Efforts spent on care and consideration will allow your fine jewelry to last for many years to come. It is a good practice to remove jewelry when doing household chores, exercising, bathing, and sleeping just to name a few. This can lengthen the life of a piece dramatically, and can lessen the chances of damaging an item or putting it through unnecessary wear and tear. It can also reduce exposure to chemicals in cleaning or body products that can cause harm to the materials as well as weaken solder joints.
Check in on your jewelry daily. Most broken chains or lost earrings occur as a result of continuous wear without checking to detangle chains or re-secure earring backs.
To clean most gold and platinum jewelry, we recommend mild dish or hand soap, warm water, and a soft toothbrush. Soft stones such as opals or turquoise should not be polished with a brush or cloth. Stone settings should be checked at least once a year by a jeweler to ensure that wear and tear has not caused settings to wear down or be moved out of place. If the jewelry is being worn every day, it should be checked twice a year.
For cleaning sterling silver we suggest a silver cream polish called Wright's Silver Cream. This can be found at most supermarkets or hardware stores in the cleaning aisle. A polishing cloth can also be a great way to quickly wipe down a piece.
Anything not in the Ready to Ship section requires 2-4 weeks to ship as jewelry is hand made to order. Most designs in Sterling Silver will ship in 2 weeks or less, however orders in gold will likely take the full 4 weeks.
Items in the Ready to Ship section will be shipped with tracking provided within 1-3 business days.
If you need your order sooner, a rush can be requested and we will do our best.
Various shipping speeds are available at checkout and these shipping/delivery estimates are separate from the time required to make and package the jewelry.
Tracking information will be emailed upon shipment and a signature will be required for parcels valued at $500.00 and up. Contact us to add a signature required to your package valued at less than $500.00.
To request a rush, please contact me.