Beautiful 9k gold earrings circa 1870s to early 1880s.
They have dormeuse ear wires that are hinged in the back and hook on the front side, meaning the ear wires go through the back of your ear rather than the front.
Marked "9c" on the back of each earring.
They feature two puffy crescent horns (crescent moons with a more exaggerated curve), one larger than the other, one facing down, the other facing up. They swing freely on a center hinge shaped like a cross. The puffy moons are faceted for extra shine.
The symbol of the crescent horns is often associated with the Greek goddess Artemis and her Roman counterpart Diana, goddess of the hunt. The sign of the horns is also often associated with protection against the evil eye.
Really lovely and unique earrings!
Box sold separately in the shop.
+++ Measurements +++
1 5/8" long
+++ Condition +++
Lovely condition overall with minor age related wear.
+++ Please read +++
This item is not new, and as such, it has wear commensurate with age. As with all older vintage and antique items, please handle with care.
All items are sold as-is, and I do my best to point out all condition issues and provide a detailed description and photographs.
Unless specified, items have not been cleaned.
I do not accept returns or offer refunds. Please see all photos, read the entire description, and ask any questions before purchasing.