Heroes and heroines born out of our broken Hellenic marbles!
VANILE ON THE ROCK pays respect to Bouboulina, one of our female Hellen heroines. Vanessa Geroulanos designed a Limited Edition BOUBOULINA commemorative earrings, for the celebration of 200 years from the Greek revolution.
Silver 925, 14k Gold plated.
925 Silver back stud with butterfly fastening and silicon “stop” for double security
For pierced ears.
Bouboulina Laskarina (Greek: Λασκαρίνα "Μπουμπουλίνα" May 1771 – 22 May 1825) was a Greek naval commander, heroine of the Greek War of Independence in 1821.
It is said that Bouboulina joined the Filiki Etaireia, an underground organization that was preparing Greece for revolution against Ottoman rule. She would have been one of a few women, but she is not named in historical members lists. She bought arms and ammunition at her own expense and brought them secretly to Spetses in her ships, to fight "for the sake of my nation." Construction of the ship Agamemnon was finished in 1820 which became one of the largest warships in the hands of Greek rebels. She also organized her own armed troops composed of men from Spetses. She used most of her fortune to provide food and ammunition for the sailors and soldiers under her command.
After her death, Tsar Alexander I of Russia granted Bouboulina the honorary rank of Admiral of the Russian Navy, making her, until recently, the only woman in world naval history to hold this title.
SIZE & FIT
Total Length 5cm /2in
Weight each 10,7gr
Come in a velvet pouch
Each piece is handmade from natural materials and as such may have some small flecks or scratches
DETAILS & CARE
For a longer lasting life and shine on your jewelry
Do not spray Perfume directly on your jewelry
Do not touch with oily hands
Do not apply body cream
Wash with warm water and soft liquid soap
Don’t forget to look DASHING!