Galatea Ruby Earrings
The Galatea Ruby Earrings are nature inspired sterling silver stud earrings. Richly saturated rubies center the worn seashell spiral. The shell is oxidized in the concave recesses and the highpoints are high polished for contrast. Galatea is an ancient Greek Goddess and one of the beautiful sea nymphs who was goddess of the calm seas.
- Solid sterling silver seashell, posts and earnuts
- 2 1.5mm rubies
- 1/2 inch diameter
- Jewelry comes beautiful packaged in a signature hot stamped black boxes made from recycled materials
The Galatea Collection is made of beach combed shells cast in sterling silver. Gently, worn nautilus shells used in an unexpected way and small conchs, some gently worn and some pristine, allude to a more delicate aesthetic. In mythology, Galatea was one of the lovely, fifty goddess-nymphs of the sea. Each nymph personified an aspect of the ocean: waves, brine, rocky shores and tides.
Galatea means "the goddess of calm seas". All the seashells in this collection were found on the beautiful north shore of Long Island, NY. The waters of the Long Island Sound are much more serene than the ocean tides making “Galatea” an appropriate moniker for the collection.