Man in the Moon Earrings

$400.00
About Details Inspiration

At the turn of the twentieth century, a surge of lunar and mystical interest galvanized into a brief trend of "man in the moon" themed jewelry. This Edwardian fad usually included a moonstone carved into the shape of a face, and sometimes twinkling diamonds were added to evoke stars (see our Man in the Moon Ring).  Our plaintive moonman stud earrings are encircled with a yellow gold crescent.  Choose one or a pair.  

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Age: contemporary.  Made by hand in New York City.  
Materials: 14k yellow gold.  Carved moonstone face is 8mm.    

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Seeing faces or figures where there are actually none is a phenomenon called pareidolia. Its is a function of the human brain that serves to fill in visual information using prior knowledge or experience. In the case of the moon, depending on the hemisphere from which you view it and the culture from which you come, you might see a pair of hands, a banyan tree, a rabbit, or in the case of Europe and the United States, a man.

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

About Details Inspiration

At the turn of the twentieth century, a surge of lunar and mystical interest galvanized into a brief trend of "man in the moon" themed jewelry. This Edwardian fad usually included a moonstone carved into the shape of a face, and sometimes twinkling diamonds were added to evoke stars (see our Man in the Moon Ring).  Our plaintive moonman stud earrings are encircled with a yellow gold crescent.  Choose one or a pair.  

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Age: contemporary.  Made by hand in New York City.  
Materials: 14k yellow gold.  Carved moonstone face is 8mm.    

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more

Seeing faces or figures where there are actually none is a phenomenon called pareidolia. Its is a function of the human brain that serves to fill in visual information using prior knowledge or experience. In the case of the moon, depending on the hemisphere from which you view it and the culture from which you come, you might see a pair of hands, a banyan tree, a rabbit, or in the case of Europe and the United States, a man.

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