Joseph Schubach Jewelers ushers in a new and exclusive earring design for 2012. The Fleur-de-lis earrings are distinctly delicate and practically lightweight.
“We were looking for something antique looking as anything antique is so popular right now. We also wanted something light, delicate, and sitting low to the ear. They are very lightweight. The five prongs also are unique, normally we see 4 prongs, and some 3 prong settings now.” says designer Joseph Schubach, based in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Though these earrings are new in design, the fleur-de-lis has a rich history. Fleur-de-lis means “flower of the lily” and this symbol has many meanings. Traditionally, it has been used as a symbol to represent French royalty, personifying light, life and perfection.
Other interesting facts about the fleur-de-lis:
- Joan of Arc carried a white banner that showed God blessing the French royal emblem, the fleur-de-lis, when she led French troops to victory over the English in support of the Dauphin, Charles VII, in his quest for the French throne.
- The Roman Catholic Church ascribed the lily as the special emblem of the Virgin Mary.
- Due to its three “petals,” the fleur-de-lis has also been used to represent the Holy Trinity.
- Military units, including divisions of the United States Army, have used the symbol’s resemblance to a spearhead to identify martial power and strength.
The studio will only be producing a handful of these one-of-a-kind earrings. Order as soon as possible. Perfect for Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day.
|Price: $425.00 – $995.00||
A Schubach Exclusive. Delicate five prong Fleur-de-lis stud earrings that sit low on the ear.
1ct t.w. (2-5.5mm)
2ct t.w. (2-6.5mm)
Source of Fleur-de-lis facts: Fleur-de-lis Designs