The Greekshops.com Athena Collection was inspired by Goddess Athena. Athena is synonymous to wisdom but also to Ancient Greek arts which the Greek Key dominates as a motif. The collection features pieces designed for sophisticated taste and aimed to reflect Classic Greek elegance through simplicity yet high quality craftsmanship. All pieces were handcrafted by Greek Sterling Silver Artisans, at her home city:
This sterling silver bracelet features the traditional greek key pattern, which runs along the top half of the bracelet. The bracelet opens on a hinge, and has a sturdy hook closure.
Made in Greece
Sterling Silver (925 Stamp)
SMALL: Approx. diameter 58mm (2.28 in) x 48mm (1.89 in)
LARGE: Approx. diameter 62mm (2.44 in) x 52mm (2.05 in)
Approx. width is 6mm (.24 in)
(Photos are not actual size)
In art and architecture, a meander is a decorative border constructed from a continuous line, shaped into a repeated motif. Such a design is also called the Greek Fret or Greek Key design, although these are modern words. The name "meander" recalls the twisting and turning path of the Maeander River. Meanders were among the most important symbols in ancient Greece; they, perhaps, symbolized infinity and unity; many ancient Greek temples incorporated the sign of the meander.