Tria Prima Stud Earrings Silver
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The Tria Prima or Three Primes are the base of everything according to Alchemy. Salt stands for the Base Matter, Mercury for the connection between the High and Low and Sulphur for the Omnipresent Spirit of Life.
According to the Renaissance alchemists, all material substances are made up of the “Tria Prima” or Three Primes; mercury (spirit), salt (body) and sulphur (soul).
It was thought that when the Primes were in balance the body would be healthy, free of disease. These Primes also made up the alchemists’ most cherished prize - the
Philosopher’s Stone. A stone that was thought to transform any base metal into gold or silver, acting as an elixir of life, and immortality.
Rachel has created three gold stud earrings, each of which is inspired by the Tria Prima:
Mercury: To the Renaissance alchemists, mercury’s volatility made it the agent of
transformation, representing the transmutation of spirit. Wear the mercury symbol stud to spread your wings and fly.
Sulphur: Was considered a transforming essence, representing the soul of all material and living things, and associated with the power of the sun and nature. Wear the Sulphur symbol stud for soul-led adventures.
Salt: Represented the feminine, the earth and the human body. A powerful preservative (the Egyptians used it in mummification), it was considered a path to immortality. Wear the Salt symbol stud to exude effortless femininity and the joy of earth-bound pleasures.
Each Tria Prima earring is handmade in London, for modern day alchemists and
adventurers. Choose the Tria Prima symbol that speaks to you or wear all three gold studs together for a complete Renaissance alchemical experience.
+ Ethically Mined Sterling Silver
Ethically Mined Sterling Silver
Mercury: 1.1 cm x 0.5 cm
Salt: 0.7 cm x 0.7 cm
Sulphur: 0.9 cm x 0.7 cm