Juno Romanesque Malachite Earrings. Malachite Cabochons Suspended in a Vintage Laurel Frame. Vintage Style Silver Plated Earwires.
Juno Romanesque Malachite Earrings. Malachite Cabochons Suspended in a Vintage Laurel Frame.
The "frame" elegantly and exquisitely detailed with Laurel leaves and architectural flourishes, is a high quality hollow backed stamping, which makes it perfect for earrings, making them light weight and easy to wear. These earring frames and the Malachite are the only ones that I have, so are one of a kind. I will not be able to produce another pair like this.
In ancient Rome Malachite was referred to as the “Peacock stone,” sacred to the Goddess Juno, whose sacred bird was the peacock. Juno was enchanted by the eye-like patterns in Malachite that resembled the pattern in her sacred peacocks feathers.
The Book of the Dead indicates that the Egyptians believed that the goddess of the sky drops stars on the earth in the form of green stones. Headdresses of Pharaohs were lined with Malachite to raise the ruler’s vibrations to a higher level, opening him up to wise counsel. In Egyptian mythology the hippo goddess Taweret wears a necklace of many beads including malachite to promote fertility.
✩Size (all measurements are approximate)✩
5.8cm from top of finding to bottom
the Malachite cabochons are 10x14mm
These earrings come with very secure lever back findings (as pictured) which are suitable for pierced ears. But can be replaced (free of charge) with:
*large kidney wires, suitable for wearing though gauged tunnels, or if you prefer a longer earring (this will add approximately 2.5cm to the overall length).
Just add a message to me on your "shopping cart/Add a note to your order" to say what sort of ear-wire/finding that you want. If you do not include a message I will assume that you want the finding as shown in the photo.
Your purchase will come gift wrapped in a lovely organza bag, acid free coloured/patterned tissue paper (colour+patterns may vary depending on season/item) and a sturdy outer packing mini corrugated cardboard box, ready to give as a loving gift to someone special or for a treat for yourself.
If you have any special requests, please ask.
✩The hand photo✩
Meet Mephisto the measuring hand, he will help show you the rough scale of the jewellery. The hand is exactly the same size as my own hand (I’m an average UK ladies size 7 glove).
If you like these earrings see my other listings for a beautiful matching necklace, or if none are listed you can request a custom design. Please message me if you are interested in matching/coordinating items.