Rare Wonder Earrings, Vintage Art Deco enamelled Lily flowers adorn beautiful Filigree plaques and hung from vintage Swarovski crystals.
The pristine Lily, held high on its leafy stem, has been connected with queenly divinities since the Bronze Age Crete where it represented the Island’s reigning Goddess. In Ancient Greece it was sacred to Hera, Queen of Heaven, and was said to have arisen from drops of her breast milk as they fell to earth during the creation of the Milky Way.
Alchemy honoured the Lily as evoking the very essence of Mercurius, the spirit of psyche’s unconscious depths and transforming opus. As the longed-for hope of the adept, Lily represents psychic integrity that is no longer pulled apart by affect. The Alchemical Lily is “incorruptible” and “eternal”, the noblest thing that human meditation can reach.