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West Medusa Relic Earring

West Medusa Relic Earring

Regular price $500 USD
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About

“You only have to look at the Medusa straight on to see her. And she’s not deadly. She’s beautiful and she’s laughing.”
― Hélène Cixous

From the latinized Medousa meaning guardian or protector, in Greek mythology, ill-fated Medusa, once a beautiful mortal, was turned into a snake-haired powerful creature by the goddess Athena. Any creature to gaze upon Medusa would petrify and turn to stone. In Ancient Greece, Medusa's head was supposedly put upon apotropaic amulets and above doorways as a protective pendant.

Medusa embodies a connection between beauty, rage, femininity, and horror. Mythology is ever-evolving and ambiguity is the hallmark of sacred myth; history has since unravelled the story of Medusa from her canonical origin. Medusa, crowned with venomous serpents, endowed with a fatal gaze, shifts from sufferer to protectress, no longer subject to victimhood but strong and powerful in her metamorphosized form.

Shaped by time, the Medusa Relic pieces come in shards, cut to pieces over the course of history.

Description

Made by hand in our Montreal studio.

Original design. Listing is for right side of Medusa's face only. Comes as single stud with butterfly. 

Details are oxidized by hand with patina that will soften over time.

Available in 14K yellow gold.

Materials

Solid 14k gold.

Dimensions

This earring measures around 28.5mm x 6.5mm.

Care information

Our pieces are delicate by nature, so we encourage our customers to take extra care when wearing Sofia Zakia pieces, especially rings. We recommend removing your jewelry when washing your hands, showering and sleeping.

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