MITHRA I :: Tiger Earrings


MITHRA I ::  Earrings

In ancient Anatolian mythology, the tiger was often associated with divine power and protection. It was believed that the Anatolian Tigers were guardians of the forests, possessing the ability to ward off evil spirits and bring good fortune to those who encountered them. These beliefs have been passed down through generations, becoming an integral part of Anatolian culture. According to ancient tales, the Anatolian tiger was often depicted as a symbol of power and royalty. Its regal appearance, with its striking coat and piercing eyes, made it a creature of mythical proportions.

One intriguing aspect of Anatolian tiger mythology is its association with transformation. In some stories, it is believed that certain individuals possessed the ability to shape-shift into tigers, gaining their strength and agility. These shape-shifters were often revered as protectors and warriors, defending their communities from external threats.

The influence of Anatolian tiger mythology can be seen in various aspects of Anatolian culture, including art, literature, and even architecture. Many ancient sculptures and paintings depict these majestic creatures, capturing their essence and paying homage to their mythical presence. Additionally, the tiger motif can be found in traditional Anatolian textiles and pottery, showcasing the enduring fascination with these mythical beings.

While the Anatolian tiger may be a creature of myth and legend, its significance in Anatolian culture cannot be understated. The tales and symbolism associated with these majestic creatures have been passed down through generations, enriching the cultural heritage of the region. Understanding the mythical beginning of the Anatolian tiger allows us to appreciate the depth and complexity of Anatolian folklore.

and individually cast, each EFEK piece is unique. Each stone is natural and untreated so tone and color may differ.


925 silver, 18K gold plated.

Dimensions: length: 2.2 cm, width: 0.7 cm.

Can be purchased as single or pair earrings. You can choose your earrings with hoop or stud too

* Available in solid gold upon request. Write us a mail or dm for personalised EFEK jewellery.

Jewellery Care Instructions

Each Efek jewellery is unique and handcrafted with traditional jewellery techniques of Grand Bazaar of Istanbul.

As each piece is hand crafted, slight variations are to be expected and make our designs unique.

Please be gentle with your EFEK jewellery and do not apply lotions and perfume while wearing your gold plated pieces. Please also avoid water when wearing gold plated jewellery.

Gold has a tendency to scratch, so extra care should be taken when wearing and cleaning to maintain quality and appearance.

Sterling silver (not gold plated) requires less care, so we encourage you to wear your silver jewellery daily.

I hope my creations bring you luck.

About Solid Gold Orders

You can have EFEK jewellery in solid gold. Our gold jewelry is custom made just for you, we can create it on 8K, 14K, 18K or 22K.

Gold orders are final sale and cannot be exchanged or returned. The price of gold fluctuates daily. Our prices are based also on the current value of gold. So please ask daily rates for gold requests by sending us a dm or e-mail at so we can provide you more information.

Kindly allow 2-3 weeks for us to make and ship your solid gold jewelry.


Orders will be dispatched bi-weekly using Italian post service and will be sent from Milano, Italy. You will recieve a tracking code via email as soon as the item is sent.

We are using also DHL and UPS services upon request.

For orders from Turkey, items will be send directly from our Istanbul Atelier which is located in Grand Bazaar.


We accept the return of unworn and unused items in their original condition and packaging within 14 days of order receipt. Please send us an emal first to begin the returns process.

This policy strictly excludes items to which a discount code has been applied, sale items, and items made-to-order or customised in any way, including all solid gold items.

Online purchases can only be returned for exchange via post, to the EFEK Studio in Milano. As soon as we recieve items back we will issue your refund.