DIYAN MASALANTA - In Tagalog mythology, Diyan Masalanta is the goddess of love, peace, new life and protection. This fierce goddess is a known guardian, being a stopper of storms, earthquakes and destruction. She is also known as the protector of lovers, and is considered by many to be a goddess of birth.
Diyan Masalanta is considered one of the kindest, and most loving of all the goddesses. Her duty is to watch over mortals and make peace with anyone causing destruction or chaos.
One legend says that when Diyan Masalanta was protecting those on Earth, she fell in love with a mortal. This angered the gods and goddesses so they banished her, keeping her on Earth. However, she didn't mind since it meant staying with the one she loved.
Many say that Diyan Masalanta is an incarnation of Maria Makiling, a deity in precolonial Luzon in the Philippines. Maria Makiling is the guardian of Mount Makiling. So Dian, as an incarnation, is a patron of Mount Makiling.
Materials: solid brass, stainless steel posts
Dimensions: drop length of approx 7cm and a width of approx 2.5-3 cm
Diyosa is the Tagalog word for goddess. The ancient gods and goddesses of Greek and Roman Mythology have been widely celebrated and honored by people around the world. Philippine Mythology is also overflowing with ancient deities - representing everything from nature, to love, strength, beauty and wisdom. Why not celebrate them too? Honouring my Filipino heritage has always been important to me, especially through my work. The rich history of gods and goddesses of the Philippines date back to pre-colonial times, yet much of this history is slowly being erased. My wish for this collection is to pay homage to my cultural roots and share the magic of the gods and goddesses of my ancestors.
Handcrafting these statement earrings is a true labour of love. From the handstamped patters, handcut components and & handformed arches, each and every earring is completely unique.
Brass is such a beautiful metal for a wide-variety of pieces, from everyday jewellery to big statement accessories. It’s durable & versatile – it can shine like gold, or develop a gorgeous patina for a lovely rustic look. All our brass jewellery is made from pure, untreated brass. It will develop a tarnish over time, but don’t fret! It can always be easily cleaned to look like new again. Brass can last a lifetime if properly cared for. Clean brass regularly to maintain the bright, golden shine. Or leave as is and allow the brass to develop a sought-after natural patina for a gorgeous rustic look.
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