Our Gold Leo Earring is the fifth astrological sign of the zodiac and is one of the earliest recognized constellations with archaeological evidence that the Mesopotamians recorded it as early as 4000 BCE.
The constellation Leo was identified as the Nemean Lion, a Greek mythical monster slayed by Hercules during one of his Twelve Labors. The valley of Nemea had been terrorized by the Lion, which was thought to be impossible to kill. To save the people of the Nemean countryside, Heracles destroyed the Lion.
His arrows bounced harmlessly off and his sword broke with the strength of the Lion's impenetrable hide. Heracles slayed the Lion with his bare hands, made a cloak out of the Lion’s skin and a helmet from the head. Nearly every image of Heracles illustrates him dressed in the skins of the Nemean Lion. And the spirit of the Lion was placed in the sky to be admired for its grandeur and strength.
Leo : June 23rd - August 21st
18k Gold Charm floats on a 14k Gold Endless Hoop
Earring is approximately 1 " in length (including hoop)
Hand-crafted in Los Angeles, California
Designed to mix or match. How will you wear yours?