Lotis Earrings


These distinctive earrings are both simple and stately, and are based on a Hellenistic Greek example dating from the third century BC today. Here, a stylized lotus blossom hangs beneath a delicate hoop.

In Greek mythology, "Lotis" was a naiad or water nymph of Doris in northern Greece who was transformed into a lotus plant, a story recounted by the Roman imperial poet Ovid, in his Metamorphoses: “Who wills, the truth of this may learn from all quaint people of that land, who still relate the Story of Nymph Lotis. She, they say, while flying from the lust of Priapus, was transformed quickly from her human shape into this tree, though she has kept her name." - Met. 9. 334

Earring Details

Overall height: 3.5 cm (1.4 in)

Diameter of hoop: 1.5 cm (.6 in)

Width of dangle: 1.4 cm (.55 in)

Available Precious Metals and Prices

925 Sterling Silver: $135

18 Karat Gold Over Sterling Silver: $245

14 Karat Gold: $515

18 Karat Gold: $745

Gold and Silver Type