- Type: Hook
- Material: Solid sterling silver
- Finish: Polished
- 5/8 inch diameter to outermost edges excluding hanger (16mm)
- Overall height: Almost 1- 1/4 inch (31mm)
- Item number: wh334
Along with anchors and lighthouses, ship wheels are among the most well-known and best-loved nautical symbols. It's a classic example of 'form follows function' with the form itself – the lines radiating outward from the center, the concentric circles, and the symmetry - having great built-in visual appeal.
But a ship wheel also has symbolic meaning. Consider its purpose: To steer the ship safely through treacherous waters and tempests to its destination. When you apply that to Life itself, the ship wheel can be seen as a symbol of personal navigation, of taking control of your life, and of steering yourself through the troubled waters of bad times.
On the other hand, maybe these earrings are just meant to be fun.