Born in Cyprus, Aphrodite’s birthplace, the Berlin based brand Sister curates and designs products from the island of Cyprus, supporting the local craftsmanship and breathing life back into century-old, artisan trades.
Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and fertility. Her Roman equivalent is the goddess Venus. Many believe that her worship came to Greece from the Middle East, whose own versions of the goddesses of love were known as Ishtar and Astarte.
According to Greek mythology, Aphrodite was born in Cyprus and was the daughter of Zeus and Dione. She rose from the sea on the shore of Paphos, a location of unique beauty, known today as Petra tou Romiou (Rock of the Greek).
The Eleousa (Virgin of Tenderness) is a type of depiction of the Virgin Mary that represents her compassionate side. She is shown bending to touch her cheek to that of her child, the infant Jesus Christ, who is nestled against her cheek, emphasising the reciprocal affection and relationship between mother and child.
- Handmade in Cyprus
- Material of pendant: 925 sterling silver, gold plated
- Material of hoop earrings: gold plated silver
- Colour: yellow gold
- Size of hoop with pendant: ~35-38mm
- Size of hoop: 20mm
Please note that earrings cannot be exchanged due to hygiene reasons