VENTALIA EARRINGS

£280
Zoom VENTALIA EARRINGS
Zoom VENTALIA EARRINGS
Zoom VENTALIA EARRINGS

VENTALIA EARRINGS

£280

Handcrafted to have the shape and texture of the flowers, made from gold plated bronze 18 and 24 carat gold.

Earring Posts: 24ct gold plated sterling silver posts. 


THE DESIGN

Ventalia means handheld fan. Archeological finds prove that such handheld fans were used in Ancient Greece since before 4 BC. 

Hand fans are mentioned in many literary classics and depicted in numerous artworks and decorative items such as amphora. For instance, in Euripides’ tragedy Helena, a eunuch uses a fan in order to protect Menelao’s wife from insects while she sleeps. In the 2nd century BC, fans gained a more elegant look, decorated with rich silks imported to Greece from the Orient. On the other hand, Roman fans were more opulent, they were decorated with peacock feathers, and were some of the most elaborate fans ever made.In more modern times,  folding fans were introduced to Europe in the 16th century from China and Japan. Initially, merchant traders brought them to the ports of Lisbon, Venice, and Genoa, and they were largely only available to royalty and nobility. 

Fast forward to the 20th century, fans followed fashion and remarkable items were produced in Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles. 

Returns and Exchanges are accepted (except for custom-made pieces) and strictly in new and unused condition only for hygiene purposes. Any pieces which have been worn, even once, cannot and should not be returned. Any liability for infections of future customers will be entirely up to you if you have wore and/or tried the earrings and then returned them. If you wish to try on the pieces simply place them near your ear. For each gift wrapped item we will include a gift receipt in the package.

Our full returns policy is found at Returns and Shipping.

Butterfly fastening for pierced ears. 
 
 

Ideal for holidays, day attire and lower-key evening outfits.

RETURNS & EXCHANGES

Returns and Exchanges are accepted (except for custom-made pieces) and strictly in new and unused condition only for hygiene purposes. Any pieces which have been worn, even once, cannot and should not be returned. Any liability for infections of future customers will be entirely up to you if you have wore and/or tried the earrings and then returned them. If you wish to try on the pieces simply place them near your ear. For each gift wrapped item we will include a gift receipt in the package.

Our full returns policy is found at Returns and Shipping.

+ Fit Information 

Butterfly fastening for pierced ears. 
 
 

+ Styling Notes 

Ideal for holidays, day attire and lower-key evening outfits.