The cupid ring is the symbol of love and passion. It is a timeless piece with smooth lines and the added dazzle of white zirconias that is perfect for any occasion.
The origins of the Cupid ring date back to Ancient Greek Mythology. The original Cupid was the winged child god Eros, whose arrows could either inspire or discourage passionate love. He was a mythical figure who was also known as the God of Love and Fertility.
His earliest depictions are dated to about 2,500 years ago, but modern artistic depictions of him are relatively new. They are found in a wide range of media, including sculpture, painting, and sculptural ornaments.
One of the earliest depictions of Cupid is the story of his relationship with Psyche, a goddess who was a daughter of Venus. Her beauty threatened Venus’s authority, and the goddess sent Cupid to work her revenge.
When he met her, Cupid was captivated by Psyche’s beauty and quickly arranged for her to be taken to his palace. Despite the envious sisters’ efforts, she was charmed by him and they soon became lovers.
A rare carved gold ring that depicts the mythical god of erotic love has been discovered in England. The ring was reportedly discovered by an amateur metal detectorist in 2013. It features an engraving of cupid ring standing completely nude while holding a torch, according to a report from Hampshire Museums Service.
The ring was crafted around the fourth century A.D., according to the researchers. It’s thought to have been worn by a man or woman, and it’s made from yellow gold, the researchers said.
Several other artifacts that depict the god of love are also known to exist, Worrell and Pearce wrote. A metal detectorist used a device to find the ring in December 2013, and it was reported to antiquities authorities, Worrell and Pearce wrote.
In ancient Greek and Roman culture, the God of Love was a recurring theme. He was depicted in a variety of ways, often as a cherub or a human being with wings.
He was a minor character in the myths of Psyche and Venus, but his presence in art remained significant, especially in the Renaissance. As Christianity spread across Europe, Cupid remained a popular motif in art as well.
Early Roman art often featured the winged child god as a figure of love, sometimes in full form. The winged god is sometimes shown as blind with no eyes, a sign of unheeded haste.
The winged child god continued to be a major symbol of love and romance throughout the medieval period, as well. The winged Cupid was a popular subject of many artists, such as Raphael.
A number of figural gold works, such as Fred Leighton’s antique, circa 1870 earrings with hand-painted plaques, feature the winged Cupid. Other Cupid pieces include intaglios, cameos and enamel, which can all be found in the art of Renaissance and Baroque periods.