Motya Earrings


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The word Motya comes from the name of an island off the coast of Sicily once inhabited by the Phoenicians. A culture shrouded in mystery, they were prolific traders who were remarkably open to other civilisations. After being conquered by Dionysius the I of Syracuse after a long siege, the island’s cities were destroyed and never rebuilt. Within the ruins of a temple, modern-day archeologists found what have come to be known as Motya Masks. These depict the faces of women, some terrifying, others charming. They are believed to have been part of ancient rituals, allowing the person who donned them to transform, and take on the person of deities and spirits. The use of masks in this way connects us to another side of ourselves we don’t yet know - morphing in moments of difficulty into a brave heroine, or finding a gentle nurturer within our psyche in times of trouble.


Color: 18K Gold Plated

Handcrafted and individually cast. Each piece is unique, which we believe is what gives it its beauty. Nickel and lead free. 

Your unique piece of jewellery by Cleopatra's Bling has been handmade using traditional jewellery techniques and exceptional materials.

As we hand craft each piece, slight variations are to be expected and are what make our designs one-of-a-kind.

Please be gentle with your treasures and do not apply lotions and perfume while wearing your gold plated pieces. Please avoid water when wearing gold plated jewellery.

Gold has a tendency to scratch, so extra care should be taken when wearing and cleaning to maintain quality and appearance.

Sterling silver that is worn regularly requires less care, so we encourage you to wear your silver treasures daily.

I hope my creations bring you luck.

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Orders will be dispatched bi-weekly using DHL domestic shipping. We are using DHL domestic in order to keep your jewellery safe and sound, but also because you have full control over delivery with the tracking number that is sent to you via email upon shipping. 

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Cleopatra’s Bling accepts the return of unworn and unused items in their original condition and packaging within 14 days of order receipt, for store credit. Please contact a member of our team to begin the returns process.

This policy strictly excludes items to which a discount code has been applied, sale items, and items made-to-order or customised in any way, including all solid gold items.

Online purchases can only be returned for exchange via post, to the Cleopatra’s Bling Head Office.

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Motya Earrings

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