Crescent Moon Antique Button Earrings - Bronze
Our crescent moon earrings are made from one of our favorite Victorian buttons cast in solid bronze. Every detail of the original button is revealed, from the riveted border to the tiny stars etched by hand 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. Enjoy a piece of history or a gift that says "I love you to the moon and back."
- Gold-fill earring hooks
- Total length: 1 1/4" (30mm)
- Button diameter: 1/2" (12-14mm)
- Stamped Compass Rose original