Heart Charm Earrings – Tibetan silver charms

£4.99

Heart Charm Earrings – hand-made with Tibetan silver charms

The Heart Charm Earrings are a great gift for someone, or a treat for yourself. Hand-made by Sue using 1.4 cm high Tibetan silver charms that are 1.2 cm across, the finished earrings hang 3.2 cm from the silver plated ear hooks.

At a cost of only £4.99, with free UK postage and packaging, these earrings will make a romantic statement on any occasion.

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Heart Charm Earrings – hand-made with Tibetan silver charms

Heart Charm Earrings put the universal symbol of love and romance each side of your face. But the familiar shape is nothing like the shape of the vital organ of our body.

The origin of our heart symbol

One theory is that the origin of the heart symbol can be traced back to an ancient plant called silphium. This was a species of giant fennel that used to grow on the North African coastline near the Greek colony of Cyrene. On some of the ancient depictions, the seed of the silphium resembles the modern heart shape.  The Greeks and Romans used silphium as a spice and a medicine, but they also used it as a form of birth control.

So the symbol of love started out as a symbol of preventing pregnancy. The fact that it was extinct by the first century A.D. speaks about the popularity of this plant.

Besides this theory, some researchers believe that the heart shape originates from other plants such as ivy leaves, or the leaves of the water-lily. Others speculate that it was based on the shape of breasts, buttocks or some other parts of the human body.

The first known heart shape, which could be seen as a symbol of love, appeared in the 1250s. It appeared in a decoration of a capital letter “S” in a manuscript of a French romance called “Roman de la Poire”. But with the English name of this novel being “Romance of the Pear,” the object may actually be a pear.

Until the late 14th century, the heart symbol was usually upside down. In the first half of the 15th century two changes took place that bring us to the heart symbol that we have today. At about the same time, it was turned the other way up and the dent  started to appear. At first, the dent was small, and it gradually began to expand. Since the late 15th century the dented red heart symbol was a common sight.

Your Heart Charm Earrings

The Heart Charm Earrings are a great gift for someone, or a treat for yourself. Hand-made by Sue using 1.4 cm high Tibetan silver charms that are 1.2 cm across, the finished earrings hang 3.2 cm from the silver plated ear hooks.

At a cost of only £4.99, with free UK postage and packaging, these earrings will make a romantic statement on any occasion.

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Dimensions 1.2 × 3.2 cm

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