Innana Earrings - 18K Gold Plated

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These studs in the form of enamel flies are a golden tribute to Innana, the Queen of Heaven.

The story of Innana, the Queen of Heaven is one in which she not only battles to save her beloved husband from death, but also in which she seeks to overcome her dark side, her twin sister the Queen of the Underworld. While searching for the location of her King, a sacred fly comes to her ear and tells her of his whereabouts.

This fly becomes the messenger of divine truth, a force for all that Innana represents - love, beauty, desire, justice, and political power. With this knowledge Innana is then able to go to her sister, entering the underworld through seven doors, at each of which she must remove an article of clothing.

Finally, naked and vulnerable she reaches the greatest depths of the afterlife, and in her utmost softness she is able to triumphantly survive her quest.

Handcrafted and individually cast. Each piece is unique, which we believe is what gives it its beauty. Nickel and lead free. Dimensions: 0.7cm wide, 1.2cm long.