The Meridian Earrings are hand-crafted in 9ct yellow gold and set with mismatching white and peacock pearls. The shape of the pearls recall the shape of our spherical globe, whilst the delicate gold cage circumnavigating the drops represent the imaginary meridian line, after which these earrings take their name.
These elegant drop earrings hail from our For King and Country collection of fine jewellery. This collection draws its inspiration from the tools used to explore the seas during the Golden Age of Discovery – a period of European history marked by extensive exploration, dangerous sea-bound voyages and great adventures in the quest for colonial expansion and new, economic riches. Iconic navigational symbols of the sky – such as the stars and moon – here sit alongside forms recalling globes, maps and latitude lines. The heavy use of pearls in this collection is also important as it echoes the coveted bounty of the day, plundered in the East and brought to the West over this period of time.
The ultimate in timeless elegance, the pearl one of three birthstones for June. A long standing symbol of purity, the ancient Greeks believed pearls to be the hardened tears of joy from Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Flattering on all skin tones, the pearl is an incredibly versatile accessory. It lends itself to all styles of jewellery, from the simple pearl stud earring to the showstopper pearl statement necklace, and for that reason is often considered the perfect day-to-evening gemstone.
- MERIDIAN EARRINGS
- 9ct yellow gold
- White freshwater pearl
- Peacock freshwater pearl
- Suitable for pierced ears only