Silver filigree earrings, 'Astral Cross' (Peru)

Representing the Southern Cross, chakanas take shape in lacy silver filigree. Alfredo Inga creates earrings with an ancient Andean symbol. The chakana is taken from a constellation of stars forming a quadratic square, and represents the universe connected to the center of the world, believed to be Cuzco. It symbolizes order in family and community life. .999 and .925 silver