These gold seahorse earrings celebrate an unusual sea creature fascinating as it is enigmatic.
Imagined and created in 18k gold, 22k gold vermeil or in rhodium plated sterling silver, the seahorse jewelry collection includes a necklace, bracelet and a pair of earrings all featuring a sumptuous seahorse pendant and are adorned with garnet or peridot gemstones in a pear shaped form.
For as long as we’ve known about it, the seahorse has had cultural significance to societies around the world. As a symbol of water elements, its energy channels a magical, aquatic significance admired by populations across the planet.
The unusual anatomy of the species captured special attention with the Torres Strait Island people, holding a mystical quality. To them, the seahorse has taken on symbolic significance, archetypically representing the oceanic ideals of strength and power, and in turn, luck and good fortune.
For the Ancient Greeks, the Seahorse symbolized all Water; harkening thematically to Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea, earthquakes, and storms. The Greek word for seahorse “ιππόκαμπος” comes from the Greek word ”ῐ̔́ππος” meaning horse, and the word “κάμπος“ meaning sea monster.
The etymology reveals the power in the Greek’s perception of the creature, viewing it as an epitomizing of the water itself. They are emblematically compared to strength, patience, peace, and the conventional masculine ideals of power and persistence.
If you or your loved one’s feel a connection and the oceanic allure of the seahorse, then the gift of these seahorse earrings is the perfect way to capture it. The strength, patience, persistence embodied in the aura of these earrings will inspire you to help yourself so that you can help and inspire others.
The male seahorse’s example is illustrative of an ideal masculine divinity that extolled the virtues of parental harmony, magnanimity and peace.
As an omen of good luck, these little seahorse earrings is here sublimated by the exhilarating red of the garnet, a mythical stone of protection and one of the oldest gems or by the luminous purity of the green peridot, a gem of creativity by excellence.
Divers and snorkelers also regard the seahorse as a sign of good luck. Seahorses are quite common in the crests, logos and emblems of diving suits, clubs and venues. Embodying the venturesome spirit of exploration and bravery, it isn’t surprising that divers recognize the parallels to their own virtue in the seahorse’s nobility and audaciousness.
I’ve unfortunately not been met with the windfall of encountering a seahorse in the wild, but in the southern islands of the Caribbean, I’ve heard stories from my diver friends and tourists about the privilege of meeting seahorses on their aquatic adventures. These stories, regrettably, are growing rarer.
What perhaps mostly intently has drawn my attention to the beauty of the Seahorse is the tragedy of their present endangerment as a species. Illegal trades and ecological damage have whittled down their population to a tragic degree.
My intent, in showcasing the grace of these beings, is in part to remind others of the existential beauty of the marine world and the biodiversity human destruction has challenged. The seahorse, as a symbol of strength and perseverance is the perfect instantiation of the theme of resilience in the precarious face of human-engineered destruction.
It is a reminder to us of the spiritual and aesthetic cost of the damage done to global ecosystems. It should be a sobering reminder of the responsibilities each of us has in bettering our choices moving forward for the preservation and respect of animal life.
These gold seahorse earrings are the symbol of the seahorse’s luminescent beauty and unyielding persistence. In awe of their attributes, we persist in its honor, in our unending pursuit for a better world.
We care to offer you a unique experience by paying special attention to the preparation of your jewellery. Every detail has been worked with care.
Presented in an elegant setting, these seahorse earrings include a certificate of authenticity, a refined box in leather, a suede pouch and a cleaning cloth in 100% cotton, all perfectly protected to reach you.