14k solid gold Greek key (Meander) big hoop earrings. Finish any look with these big Greek hoop earrings. The meander design is all around the hoop and the lock type of this earring is pin and butterfly (push back). The meander motif took its name from the river Meander, a river with a very convoluted path, mentioned by Homer in Iliad. The motif is also known as Greek key or Greek fret. Meander was the most important symbol in Ancient Greece, symbolizing infinity or the eternal flow of things. It is considered that there is a connection with the Cretan labyrinth – the meander is the figure of a labyrinth in linear form. The twisting pattern symbolizes as well the bonds of friendship, of love and has also been thought to mimic the serpent, symbol of guardianship and healing. These Greek key hoops can be provided in 14k or 18k gold, as well as in white gold or pink gold. All of our jewelry pieces are handcrafted in our workshop in the center of Athens and are inspired by the Ancient Greek history.