Lyra derives from the Greeklýra (λύρα) meaning "a lyre."
Similar to a small harp, the lyre was an important instrument in Ancient Greece and was considered to have been invented by the god Hermes from a tortoise shell. Hermes gave this first lyre to Apollo who in turn gave it to, and taught, the great musician Orpheus whose music was so beautiful it could charm even inanimate objects.
Thus, Lyra is the name given to a small constellation which is thought to look like a lyre.
This precious little smiling star is available in sterling silver with a central little 9ct gold orb of light or brass with a little sterling silver orb and measures 18mm (not including the bail). Both versions will be on a sterling silver, handcarved organic band.
*For the whole piece to be made in 9ct Yellow, White or Rose Gold, please contact me for a quote.
Please let me know the UK ring size you'd like in the notes section and the checkout.
Please allow up to 4 weeks to ship (although it is often sooner) as each piece is made to order exclusively for you.
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