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
Fine jewelry needs to be treated with care. It is a good practice to remove jewelry when coming home, and to put it back on when leaving the house. This can lengthen the life of a piece dramatically, and can lessen the chances of damaging an item. Try not to wear jewelry to bed, in the shower, or while cooking.
To clean most gold and platinum jewelry, we recommend a gentle brushing with a chemical-free dish soap, warm water, and a soft toothbrush.
For 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.
Each piece is hand-made to order and will be ready to ship in 1 to 2 weeks. You can expect to receive tracking with the shipping notification email immediately prior to your order going out.
For custom orders or to request a rush, please contact me.