Pure Copper Herakles Knot Ring

Index Price: $NZ 90    SOLD   Available on Order - expect 2 weeks for making and delivery.

The Herakles Knot (Herakleotikon hamma) has been used for jewellery since at least the Hellenistic (Greek) Age (323-30 BCE) and has remained popular throughout time. Inherited from the Egyptians, for whom it had an amuletic (protective) role, it became popular as a marriage symbol. The Greeks used it frequently on the bride's protective girdle, securely fastening it until the groom untied it after the wedding - possibly where the term "tying the knot" arose! The unbreakable knot still symbolises the strength of true love.

Copper is the first metal known to be worked by humans by melting and casting, and its use for tools, weapons, and ornament during the Copper Age (c. 1850-1650 BCE) marked the transition from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age. Wearers can enjoy the newly polished reddish-gold sheen of copper, or await the patina conferred by age.
Also available in Sterling Silver (925/1000) or 14K Yellow and Red Gold

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