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brooch sapphire

Hercules Knot Brooch

The marriage-knot or Hercules Knot, a strong knot created by two intertwined ropes, originated as a healing charm in ancient Egypt, but is best known for it’s use in ancient Greece and Rome as a protective amulet, most notably as a wedding symbol, incorporated into the protective girdles worn by brides, which were ceremonially untied by the new groom. This custom is the likely origin of the phrase “tying the knot.”
 


Reference Number
15303
Material
Yellow gold 18k with sapphire