CRESCENT MOON Antique Button Earrings - Mixed Metal Double Drop
Our double drop Crescent Moon antique button earrings are cast in bronze from an original Victorian button, coupled with handmade hammered sterling silver circles. The crescent moon, symbol of the Greek Goddess Artemis and personified by the Goddess Selene, who drives a chariot across the sky, illuminating the air before her with her glowing crown. Symbols from Greek and other ancient history were popular in England after many 18th century travelers brought back art and artifacts from Europe and as far as Egypt on the Grand Tour.
- buttons measure 1/2" wide
- hangs 2 3/4" from gold filled french hooks
- Stamped Compass Rose original