Lucky Cat Earrings, Japanese Maneki Neko Cat Dangles, Raised Paw Beckoning Cat, Good Fortune Prosperity Talisman, Carnelian Gift for Her

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Lucky Cat Earrings, Japanese Maneki Neko Cat Dangles, Raised Paw Beckoning Cat, Good Fortune Prosperity Talisman, Carnelian Gift for Her

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Item details

Handmade

Material

Glass, Pewter, Silver, Stone

Dimensions

Length: 1.75 Inches

These sweet dangly little earrings feature maneki neko cat charms, carnelian gemstones, yellow Czech glass heishi, teke heishi spacers, and stering silver earring hooks. "Maneki neko" is Japanese for "beckoning cat," and refers to one particular legendary cat of luck and fortune, whose image is also considered a talisman. The origins tales of the maneki neko can differ greatly, but the luck is unvarying whatever story you find most appealing. (For more information about this lucky cat, its attributes, and its meaning, please set my "About" section at the end of this listing.) The charms used here are lead-free silver-on-pewter beauties from TierraCast, nicely detailed and made in the USA.

The carnelian gemstone beads are rondelle in shape and bring an earthy warmth to this special pair. They are complemented by the Czech glass heishi, which are a lustrous light yellow. The teke heishi spacers are from TierraCast and, like the neko charms, are made in the USA.

The length of the earrings is about 1.75 inches, including the sterling silver hooks. The latter come with clear ear guards for extra protection when the earrings are worn. To give them a touch of boho chic elegance, I added small (4mm) faceted carnelian beads to the front wires. Please see my listing photos for a measurement picture that includes a ruler and a penny coin for relative size comparison.

Meaningful, cute, and sure to please anyone who loves cats, these maneki neko good luck earrings were handmade by me with great care, thought, and best wishes for their destined wearer. They come on a PrettyGonzo earrings card and wrapped in a nice organza bag, all set for giving to a cat lover in need of a happy lift—and some good luck charms as well. Perhaps that person will be you!

To see more PrettyGonzo jewelry, please visit my Etsy shop's home page! Link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PrettyGonzo

To see more handmade earrings with sterling silver hooks, please see this section of my shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PrettyGonzo?section_id=15662974

ABOUT THE MANEKI NEKO
Originating in Japan during the Edo Period (17th to 19th century), figurines of the maneki neko ("beckoning cat") are a common sight near cash registers in Chinese and Japanese shops and restaurants. The cat is meant to attract customers and bestow good luck on the business and the customers alike. Made of ceramic, the maneki neko's fur is usually painted white, with black and orange used for its eyes and red used for its ears, nose, and collar. Gold paint brings a shine to the bell on the cat's collar. The fortune cat often holds a gold-colored coin, known as a ryo, which is identified by black-painted kanji. Sometimes the cats hold a fish, gemstone, or other attractive object. Colors for the maneki neko can vary too, with hues such as black for talismanic protections and green for good health.

This popular feline lucky charm also shows up on cups, keychains, bowls, shirts, and just about anything that can be improved by a sweet touch of Japanese whimsy. Source legends about the beckoning cat are many in number. One favorite story is about a rich man who got caught in a bad rainstorm and took shelter under a tree. At the portal of a nearby temple, a cat appeared and seemed to beckon him to enter the sacred place. As he made a run for it, a bolt of lightning suddenly struck the tree. To show his gratitude to the cat, the man became financial patron of the temple, thus improving its fortune considerably. After the rich man died, figurines of the maneki neko were made to show respect for the man and to memorialize his life, which so luckily had been saved by a cat.

ABOUT CARNELIAN
Carnelian is a kind of chalcedony and member of the quartz family. A rich and regal-looking gemstone, it has been used for jewelry since ancient times. According to tradition, carnelian is a healing stone with many influencing properties. These include dispelling fear, building courage, steeling confidence, increasing creativity, and sharpening mental clarity and focus. Carnelian is also regarded as protection against evil. It is linked to August as a birthstone and to the astrological sign of Virgo, and it is associated with the sacral chakra. Please keep in mind that the information here about carnelian's benefits should not be construed as prescriptive in any way, but rather, only informative of traditional beliefs about this lovely gemstone.
These sweet dangly little earrings feature maneki neko cat charms, carnelian gemstones, yellow Czech glass heishi, teke heishi spacers, and stering silver earring hooks. "Maneki neko" is Japanese for "beckoning cat," and refers to one particular legendary cat of luck and fortune, whose image is also considered a talisman. The origins tales of the maneki neko can differ greatly, but the luck is unvarying whatever story you find most appealing. (For more information about this lucky cat, its attributes, and its meaning, please set my "About" section at the end of this listing.) The charms used here are lead-free silver-on-pewter beauties from TierraCast, nicely detailed and made in the USA.

The carnelian gemstone beads are rondelle in shape and bring an earthy warmth to this special pair. They are complemented by the Czech glass heishi, which are a lustrous light yellow. The teke heishi spacers are from TierraCast and, like the neko charms, are made in the USA.

The length of the earrings is about 1.75 inches, including the sterling silver hooks. The latter come with clear ear guards for extra protection when the earrings are worn. To give them a touch of boho chic elegance, I added small (4mm) faceted carnelian beads to the front wires. Please see my listing photos for a measurement picture that includes a ruler and a penny coin for relative size comparison.

Meaningful, cute, and sure to please anyone who loves cats, these maneki neko good luck earrings were handmade by me with great care, thought, and best wishes for their destined wearer. They come on a PrettyGonzo earrings card and wrapped in a nice organza bag, all set for giving to a cat lover in need of a happy lift—and some good luck charms as well. Perhaps that person will be you!

To see more PrettyGonzo jewelry, please visit my Etsy shop's home page! Link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PrettyGonzo

To see more handmade earrings with sterling silver hooks, please see this section of my shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PrettyGonzo?section_id=15662974

ABOUT THE MANEKI NEKO
Originating in Japan during the Edo Period (17th to 19th century), figurines of the maneki neko ("beckoning cat") are a common sight near cash registers in Chinese and Japanese shops and restaurants. The cat is meant to attract customers and bestow good luck on the business and the customers alike. Made of ceramic, the maneki neko's fur is usually painted white, with black and orange used for its eyes and red used for its ears, nose, and collar. Gold paint brings a shine to the bell on the cat's collar. The fortune cat often holds a gold-colored coin, known as a ryo, which is identified by black-painted kanji. Sometimes the cats hold a fish, gemstone, or other attractive object. Colors for the maneki neko can vary too, with hues such as black for talismanic protections and green for good health.

This popular feline lucky charm also shows up on cups, keychains, bowls, shirts, and just about anything that can be improved by a sweet touch of Japanese whimsy. Source legends about the beckoning cat are many in number. One favorite story is about a rich man who got caught in a bad rainstorm and took shelter under a tree. At the portal of a nearby temple, a cat appeared and seemed to beckon him to enter the sacred place. As he made a run for it, a bolt of lightning suddenly struck the tree. To show his gratitude to the cat, the man became financial patron of the temple, thus improving its fortune considerably. After the rich man died, figurines of the maneki neko were made to show respect for the man and to memorialize his life, which so luckily had been saved by a cat.

ABOUT CARNELIAN
Carnelian is a kind of chalcedony and member of the quartz family. A rich and regal-looking gemstone, it has been used for jewelry since ancient times. According to tradition, carnelian is a healing stone with many influencing properties. These include dispelling fear, building courage, steeling confidence, increasing creativity, and sharpening mental clarity and focus. Carnelian is also regarded as protection against evil. It is linked to August as a birthstone and to the astrological sign of Virgo, and it is associated with the sacral chakra. Please keep in mind that the information here about carnelian's benefits should not be construed as prescriptive in any way, but rather, only informative of traditional beliefs about this lovely gemstone.

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I like to ship quickly, usually 1 or 2 days after payment unless it's a weekend or holiday. Please ensure your shipping address is current.

U.S. ORDERS: I ship USPS First Class w/Tracking. If you want to purchase insurance or upgrade, please contact me.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: After many years of shipping internationally, I am temporarily ceasing such shipments.

However, if you live outside the U.S. and would like to buy something, contact me. I will do what I can to help. Be aware that any tariffs, customs fees, and surcharges are paid by the buyer.

Note that shipping is now very costly for USPS First Class International, which is what I would normally use. Also, if you live in the EU, I do not have GDPR policies at the moment.
I sincerely want you to be happy with your purchase.

Returns are accepted if you contact me within 7 days after delivery to you. I expect to receive the item no later than 2 weeks after delivery. If this timeframe is problematic for you, contact me before buying. Also, I do allow extensions for special holidays such as Christmas and Valentine's Day, as some people buy early, me included!

For All Items: I will refund for the purchase price minus original shipping cost.

You are responsible for return shipping with tracking (U.S.). Items should be in their original condition, with the original wrapping and packing materials. Extra items, like jewelry cards, gift bags, boxes, freebies, should be included.
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Damage: I pack orders well to minimize any problem in this area. However, if your purchase arrives damaged, contact me immediately. I will do my very best to help.
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Buyers from other states may also be charged state sales tax. In this case, your tax payment is determined and handled by Etsy, not me.
Yes, I am always happy to accept a custom order! Whether or not I require a deposit, full amount, or neither will depend on the nature of the order. I have done a number of such orders elsewhere with no deposit or purchase required, as I knew I could simply add those items to my inventory if the customer decided not to purchase. (Customers always did purchase them, though.) I always show photos of custom orders to the customer.
If you are buying a gift for someone and have used that person's address for shipping, please let me know at the time of ordering - I will be happy to include a complimentary notecard in which is written whatever message you would like to send.

Of course, I am always happy to send to that person's address. Just please make sure it is CURRENT. Thank you!

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