In Roman mythology, Ceres' daughter, Proserpine grew into a beautiful woman. So much so that, one day, her uncle Pluto, god of the underworld, fell in love with her and kidnapped her to the world below. Locked in a room, Proserpine cried and cried and refused to speak or eat knowing that if she ate anything in the underworld she could never leave. Finally, after a week and unable to bear her hunger, she ate 6 pomegranate seeds. Meanwhile, Jupiter sent his youngest son, Mercury, to make a deal with Pluto for the return of his daughter. When Mercury heard that his sister had eaten 6 pomegranate seeds, he made a deal with Pluto that, if Proserpine married him, she would live as queen of the underworld for 6 months out of the year. However, each spring, Proserpine would return to earth for the other 6 months of the year.
Each spring, Ceres makes the flowers bloom to welcome her daughter and each fall, when Proserpine returns to Pluto, she lets all the crops die until spring.
These Queen of the Underworld garnet ear jackets absolutely shimmer. The stud ear piece can be worn alone or together with the bottom piece, which can also alternatively be paired with another of your favorite studs. These earrings are extremely versatile.
Featuring foil backed rhodolite garnets, nestled in a fine and sterling silver setting. Each set weighs about 4.3g and measure approximately 7/8" tall and 1" at their widest point.
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