Silver Pearl Earrings in Acanthus Leaf Style

Silver Pearl Earrings in Acanthus Leaf Style

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Silver
  • Gemstone: Pearl
  • Location: Earlobe
  • Recycled

Acanthus leaves look a little like the leaves of thistles or poppies. In Ancient Greece and Rome they're the main decorative ornament on column capitals – that's the sticky-outy bit at the top.

The Greek architect and sculptor Callimachus was the first person to decorate using acanthus leaves. He visited a cemetery one day and saw a basket left on the grave of a young girl, holding some of her toys. An acanthus plant had grown through the woven basket; it's spiny, deeply cut leaves entwining the girl's belongings. Because of this story the acanthus came to symbolise immortality.

If that little girl had lived, she might have grown up to wear a pair of dainty acanthus earrings. The delicate acanthus motif is inspired by classical sculptural forms and is surrounded by tiny fresh water pearls. Each earring is suspended from a sterling silver earwire.

If you're looking for a unique set of jewelry to wear at your wedding or another formal occasion, these earring can be paired with the Acanthus Pendant: http://www.etsy.com/listing/80740187/acanthus-leaf-silver-and-pearl-pendant

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Reviewed by Anonymous Mar 17, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

I love this pendant and its matching earrings. I put them on immediately the day they arrived. I ended up in the emergency room that night and everyone wanted to look at my necklace and they didn't seem that worried about my chest pains. Thank goodness it was my lungs. I mean do you know how many people you interact with from checking in to checking out? They LOVED the necklace too! Buy with confidence.

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Reviewed by Anonymous Jan 9, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

This is such a beautiful necklace/pendant. I know I keep saying that but each time I purchase another piece from Jenn they just become more breathtaking. It is hard for a 'non-artist' to comprehend what must take place in an artist's mind to create such unbelievable uniqueness ... actually I'm just speechless, how's that for you! Ha-ha, you rock Jenn!

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Reviewed by Anonymous Sep 20, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Again, another wonderful hand made piece. It falls beautifully on the neck, and has a beautiful feel to it. Heavy on the silver and not on the neck. Each petal is gorgeously handcrafted.I had had my eye on this piece for a while, and finally asked for a payment plan. And again, seller is very responsive, communicative and was willing to work out a payment plan with me. Thank you so much!

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Reviewed by Anonymous Aug 15, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely breathtaking work, I can't stop looking at it!! The quality of work is exquisite, thank you so much Jenn!!

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