Crescent Moon Antique Button Earrings - Sterling Silver Drop
Our crescent moon earrings are made from one of our favorite Victorian buttons cast in sterling silver. Every detail of the original button is highlighted, from the riveted border to the tiny stars etched in the night sky. The moon, symbol of the ancient Goddess Selene, who drives her chariot through the night sky with a glowing moon on her crown. The moon is also the symbol of Diana - Artemis, goddess of the hunt, protectress of wild animals, guardian of childbirth, girls and women. Symbols of mythology were popular in England and France after many 18th century travelers brought back artifacts and stories from Europe and as far as Egypt on the Grand Tour.
Accented with handmade hammered sterling silver circlets.
- solid sterling earring hooks
- Total length: 2"
- button diameter: 1/2"
- circle diameter: 7/8"
- stamped Compass Rose original