I've crafted these earrings in honor of one of my favorite Medieval heroines: the legendary Morgan LeFay, sister of King Arthur. Although usually depicted in Medieval literature as a sorceress, this was probably due as much to Medieval misogyny as to their embroidering of the story. If she did exist - and there is a kernel of truth in all legends - she was very likely to have been an adherent of the old Goddess-centered faith that was still widely predominant in fifth-century Britain. I've always thought the reason why Marion Zimmer Bradley's book was so spectacularly popular was that Ms. Zimmer brilliantly captured the essence of what Morgan LeFay probably was.
Garnet has been associated with courage, eternal love, mystery and passion since the most ancient times. I always imagine them as one of the fabled Morgan's favorite gems.
The lovely sterling Celtic pendants feature bevelled inlays of deep garnets. I've accented with with a cluster of 4mm. faceted garnets worked on sterling silver filled pins, to closed silver-filled rings. There are a total of 16 wrapped garnets in the pair. They hang from my handmade sterling silver French hooks, beaded with garnets, and include rubber stoppers for security. They measure 1.75" total and 1 & 1/8" without the wires.
Weave a bit of your own enchantment wearing these earrings, my Lady.....I developed my Morgan LeFay line 20 years ago, and it has been in steady demand since then from my regular customers.
The painting is "The Crystal Ball" by the Pre-Raphaelite English Romantic painter John Waterhouse. It always reminds me of Morgan LeFay.
All metals used are sterling silver, except for the jewelry pins which are .925 sterling silver-filled, and all garnets genuine.
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