“Salt is born of the purest parents: the sun and the sea.” – Pythagoras
The rock-cut salt pans of Xwejni are an iconic cultural landmark in Gozo. For centuries, weathered hands have laboured amongst these storied pools, continuing an ancient dance perfected over the years. Each summer the dance continues – whispers of the past float gently on the breeze, echoing the island's resilient heritage. Il-Qolla l-Bajda overlooks it all, standing proud as an iconic symbol of this part of the island.
Our Xwejni earrings feature an asymmetric design brought together by quintessential island colours. One side features the iconic Xwejni Salt Pans and the other the impressive Qolla l-Bajda.
- One-of-a kind: Locally designed and individually made entirely by hand, combining the skills of an artisan jeweller and embroidery artist.
- Base material: Brass coated with protective enamel; Silver studs.
- Embroidery: Stranded cotton on linen.
- Nickel free, anti-allergic.
Each earring design is handcrafted – no machines here – and limited to a very small run, so when they’re gone, they’re gone!
Once ordered, I’ll work on making and shipping your earrings right away, but please allow up to 7 to 10 working days to receive them. If you’re in a rush, please get in touch using the contact form, and I’ll do my best to help.
When they’re dispatched, you’ll get an email to let you know they’re on their way!
Avoid contact with water and chemicals (hairspray, perfume, sunscreen etc), which can cause brass jewellery to oxidize and damage to the embroidery. Brass likes your body’s natural oils, and wearing and touching your earrings will help prevent tarnish, so don’t just keep them for special occasions – wear and enjoy them as much as you can!