In this collection Lebole Gioielli puts together four different elements to make two pairs of their hallmark asymmetrical earrings. The Indian Elephant is paired with a Mantra and the Pomegranate is paired with a flower, while each of the designs approaches the theme of the collection, fortune, in its own special way.
A very old and precious fruit, the pomegranate was associated by ancient civilizations with wealth, abundance and nobility. Originally from Asia, archaeologists who dug in this region discovered the presence of pomegranate peel and pips dating back to several millenniums ago. In antiquity, it was sacred to Venus and Juno, and even today it is traditionally seen as a sign of good fortune, and the pomegranate is broken up and given as a gift for prosperity.
The elephant is also a good luck symbol but represents many other qualities too, such as strength, royal power, dignity, patience, extraordinary memory, wisdom, longevity and happiness. Widespread in Africa and Asia, the elephant holds more symbolic value in these areas of the world. It possesses everything one could wish for and it is believed that when it is given as a gift, all its extraordinary qualities are transferred to the person who receives it. Its large curvy trunk represents intuition and the ability to make the right choices at the right time! Just like our earrings, it helps overcome the obstacles in your life and points you in the right direction.
The Indian silks used in the earrings are fitted onto a gold-plated wood frame, matched with natural coloured stones and mounted in gold galvanised silver.