Inspired by a motif carved into the sound holes of an antique English clock, these sterling silver Ellicott Clock Case Earrings with Amethyst feature a design full of movement and whimsy. A profusion of delicate C scrolls and piercing convey a sense of lightness and fancy characteristic of the 18th-century rococo style. These unique earrings are also embellished with a sparkling amethyst, a popular jewel among ladies of the 18th century. Celebrate the tradition of a simpler time with these beautiful earrings. 1 1/2" L x 1/4" W.
Drop earrings with amethyst stone
l l/2" L x 1/4" W
Leverback ear wires
Clean with silver polishing cloth.
Until mass production of clocks began in the early 19th century, only the wealthy could afford the expensive mechanisms. Most people could proceed through the day with little access to a clock. During the 18th century, many used the sun's location in the sky, sundials, or public clock chimes to regulate their days.
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Very nice and unique earring design. Matches well with the necklace and bracelet I had previously bought for my spouse.