Archery Earring (14k Gold with Diamonds)

$1,100.00
About Details Inspiration

This single two-tone white and yellow gold earring was inspired by an Edwardian-era jabot or "cliquet" pin.  On this style of brooch, two ornamented ends are separated by a hidden screw mechanism, so the pin part appears to pierce the wearer's clothes. Here, the arrow's shaft appears to penetrate your earlobe, just like it was shot through with great force. Wear the arrow with the point or the fletching facing forward.  The screw mechanism minimizes the risk of loss by ensuring a tight, secure closure. 

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  • Age: contemporary.  Made by hand in New York City.  
  • Materials: 14k white gold set with 21 diamonds totaling about 1/5 carat
  • Measurements: arrow is 1 1/4" long when screwed closed.   
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The English antiques specialist who sold us a similarly shaped antique piece said it may have been intended as a prize for the winner of a women's archery tournament.  (Archery was one of the few sports considered appropriate for fine ladies during the early 1900s.)  Things have changed, but the image of the arrow is timeless, symbolizing swiftness, fierceness, and the weapon of cupid.

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Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of this piece, which will be built to your specifications.