“Oh, it were better to be a poor fisherman than to meddle with the government of men.” - Georges Danton
Nestled in seclusion, the small inlet of Daħlet Qorrot between the northern cliffs of Gozo conceals aquamarine shallows, jewels glimpsed only by some. The cove is used by fishermen who have turned the natural caves at the base of the cliffs into boat houses, pastel homes lining the water – their facades hinting at a fishing village frozen in simpler times. Here, life proceeds unrushed, following nature's gentle rhythms as it has for centuries untold.
Our Dahlet Qorrot earrings feature the iconic boathouses that have come to be associated with the area, with doors painted in vibrant colours reminiscent of summers in the Med.
- 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.
- Dimensions: 5cm X 4cm
- 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!