Gordian Knot Earrings



In 333 BC, Alexander the Great marched to Gordium, the capital of Phrygia. He came across an ancient chariot tied to a pole by an intricate knot.  Legend foretold that only the conqueror or all of Asia could untie the knot. The impetuous warrior set himself to free the chariot, thus fulfilling the prophecy.  All throughout literature, the Gordian knot represents an impossible feat mastered only by the most tenacious spirits.

“Turn him to any cause of policy, The Gordian Knot of it he will unloose, Familiar as his garter” — Shakespeare, Henry V, Act 1 Scene 1. 45–47

Fun Fact: A Gordian Knot is featured within The Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Crest in J.K. Rowling's Pottermore writings.


These hand-woven knots contain over 10 feet of nylon parachute cording yet they are exceptionally weightless.

Our findings are all nickel-free/ lead-free/ cadmium-free silver.

Shipping from United States

Please note that the estimated shipping timelines are in addition to the handmade-to-order lead time.

Most of my jewelry is shipped Priority Mail with tracking and insurance. If your item is lost or damaged by the postal service, I will file an insurance claim on your behalf. Once the claim has been settled (generally this takes 25-30 days), I will issue you a refund for your order. Please note that if the item is listed as delivered by the Postal Service, I am unable to file a claim and cannot refund your order. Priority Mail does not require a signature. Please contact me if you would like to add this service.

International Customers: Please be mindful of potential import taxes on your purchase, these are your responsibility. Check with your local postal service to determine any additional charges that may be levied on your purchase. In addition, I cannot falsify the value of the items on customs forms.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 5 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale

Returns and exchange details

The best part about our earrings is that they are handmade and uniquely yours. They're sisters, not twins! Each knot is one-of-a-kind! Please store your earrings carefully as the rope can bend under duress. The earrings can be ironed or re-bent into a preferred shape, however.

It is my delight to make jewelry that smiles to faces and accentuates a woman's natural beauty! If you are dissatisfied with your purchase from Spare Drawer Designs, I accept returns within 5 days of the delivery date for a full refund of the purchase price less a 10% restocking fee and return shipping costs. If the item is blemished in any way, I claim full responsibility for any costs incurred.

Within 5-15 days after your purchase, you have the option to exchange your item for another or receive store credit for future purchases. The restocking fee applies and returns shipping is the customer's responsibility. After 15 days I do not accept returns or exchanges.

In the event that you do return your item, I recommend that you re-ship with tracking and insurance. Refunds and returns are issued only with the return of the item.


The majority of my jewelry is handmade-to-order. My current average production time is 5-10 days and I guarantee completion within 15 days. Please be mindful of the production process when placing your order. If you require a rush order, please contact me before making a purchase. Dependent upon the timeline and the number of items ordered, there is a modest premium to guarantee rush fulfillment. In this event, I shall build you a separate listing.

Interested in wholesale quantities? Please contact me, I'd love to discuss working with you!

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