Nefelia Ariadne Gold Earrings are inspired by Ariadne, the daughter of King Minos of Crete. She assisted Theseus in his quest to slay the Minotaur bull and then fled with the hero aboard his ship. The sacrifice of the bull, and games like the “taurokatharpsia” that revolved around the animal, were central part of the Minoan religious festivals, symbolizing perhaps man’s interaction with powerful natural elements, and ultimately his triumph over them through skill and power. Ariadne earrings have been constructed by black and gold laser cut plexiglass, combined in layers.
Nefelia jewelry is inspired by forms and shapes of Greek Architecture and Art. They are represented through the jewelry with creases, folds and literal figures, so as the collection is found to be reminiscent of Classical Greece. Geometry and pure symmetry, free unattached forms but also solid structures with reliefs, all drive us closer to our origin, Greece. Plexiglass and brass, are the materials used and characterize once more the brand.