Sophia is a pair of dangle earrings dangling from the hook about 1 1/2 inch. I added her to Carmilita’s Flowers in Bloom Dangle Earring Collection. She actually has somewhat of an “Italian” look to her. I think Sophia is appropriate to wear just about anywhere from morning to night and would look great with outfits focusing upon red or black or a combination of those colors. Her look is complimented by gold jewelry components. I believe Sophia has two focal points. One is the start of her which is a dangling ruby red 4 mm glass crystal rondelle bead that adds a dangle twist all its own. I used eye pins to create the rest of this pair of earrings where the beautiful and happy looking red flower bead capped with a fancy gold bead cap brings out more of her “Italian flare” personality.
2 gold plated 11 x 15 mm leverback earring hooks
2 gold plated ball pins
4 gold plated eyepins
2 antique gold plated 3x8mm Fancy Bead Caps
2 red 6×12 mm flower beads
2 black onyx 8 mm seimprecious round beads
2 ruby red AB 6×4 mm glass crystal rondelles
2 black 6×4 mm glass crystal rondelles
Meaning to the name Sophia: The name Sophia is Greek by most definitions, but is also used in many other languages including “Italian.” It is sometimes ironic how when I finish pieces of my costume jewelry that a name just suddenly appears to me and when I look for the meaning to the name which is often the very first time I even think of a meaning to names, I find the names seem to fit the newly made pair of earrings, at least, from my standpoint. Another person may see them completely different.
The name Sophia was the name of an early, probably mythical “saint” who died of grief after her three daughters were martyred. Legends go on to say she probably arose as a result of a medieval misunderstanding of the phrase “Hagia Sophia” meaning “Holy Wisdom,” which was name to a large basilica in Constantinople.
Sophia was a common name among continental European royalty during the Middle Ages. In Britain, the German House of Hanover made this name popular when they inherited the British throne in the 18th century. Sophia was also the name of characters in the novels ‘Tom Jones’ (1749) by Henry Fielding and ‘The Vicar of Wakefield’ (1766) by Oliver Goldsmith.
I find these little bits of information about meaning of names I choose for my costume jewelry pieces “interesting to know,” and most usually also learn the name that appears to me somehow fits the piece just created.
Sophia Price includes shipping charges. She will be shipped in a secure package within a beautiful organza bag suitable for gift giving or to add to your own collection of costume jewelry pieces. You can purchase Sophia here: