Moon + Star Earrings
C. 1870-1890's.These magical French Victorian earrings tap into a very common motif found in Victorian jewelry—the crescent moon. Crescent moons are a nod to the divine feminine. The Victorian era was heavily influenced by Romanticism and these earrings are a small, sweet example of powerful ideals that took hold during this time through jewelry. Jewelry was talismanic. Jewelry was symbolic. Jewelry was sentimental.
These lovely earrings were once part of a set with a matching bracelet, now broken, marked with a boar’s head (a French silver hallmark). Though their base metal is silver, they retain remnants of their original gold gilt. Their worn finish speaks to what I love most about antique jewelry; they speak to the past, present, and future.
Earrings measure around 2 cm from the top of the wire to the bottom of the drop.