The Platonic solids are some of the most immediately recognizable shapes as geometric or mathematical objects. They are regular, convex solids made by tiling regular, identical shapes. There are only five solids that can be made this way: the tetrahedron, octohedron, icosahedron, cube, and dodecahedron. They are named after Plato due to his writings about them, although he did not discover them himself.
These earrings are made up of the tetrahedron and octahedron. The tetrahedron consists of four faces, four vertices, and six edges; and the octahedron has eight faces, six vertices, and twelve edges. In Plato's writing, he associated the tetrahedron and octahedron with the classical elements of fire and air, respectively. These earrings are 5/8" across and 1 3/8" long.
These earrings are printed with a loop connecting them, which makes it easier for Shapeways to handle them as a single object. You can cut the loop with fingernail clippers or snips, then they just need earwires added. If you aren't interested in assembling the earrings yourself, we offer completed ones on our Etsy and Amazon shops.