Medium Scroll Hoop Earrings
Small, graceful scrolls of sterling silver are just the right mix of simple and ornate. These pierced Medium Scroll Hoop Earrings coordinate easily with any outfit.
- Precious metal earrings
- Sterling silver
- Historically inspired
- 3/4" dia. medium hoops
- WILLIAMSBURG exclusive!
Clean with a silver polishing cloth.
This jewelry design is reminiscent of the scroll motif popular in 18th-century decorative arts. The scroll is classic in origin, dating to days of ancient Greece. Artisans of the 18th century often combined classical and natural elements, rendering the curving scroll shape in the form of gracefully flowing leaves and vines.
The character of scroll designs changed over the years. Scrolls executed in the baroque style early in the 18th century possessed a heavy, dense, sculptural quality. By mid-century, that boldness was being supplanted by the lighter styles of French rococo. The designs tended to be more delicate, fluid and often fanciful.