Handcrafted. Made from up to 35% recyclable and natural bronze double plated with 18 carat and 24 carat gold.
We designed the Taurus earrings inspired by the image of a taurus, which means bull, head.
The story of the Minotaur (or the "Minoan Taurus"), is that of the half-man and half-bull which lived in the centre of a Labyrinth, and it is the one of the most fascinating ones in Greek mythology which sparked the imagination of many artists which later used it in their artwork, literature and storytelling throughout the ages.
The Minotaur theme, has been depicted in ancient times in Greek art, later in Dante's Inferno in the 14th Century, to even more contemporary artists like Picasso, who did a series of etchings on the Minotaur, as well as Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, Max Ernst, and Diego Rivera (the Mexican artist married to Frida Khalo).
We found that the taurus-shaped design inspires a strength, confidence and gives a sense of balance and structure. Unlike the other pieces we make, these earrings are identical on both sides.