These Sterling Silver Mother of Pearl dangle earrings measure approximately 25 mm (1 inch) long. They were inspired by the pattern on the components, which reminded me of a hug and kisses sign reminiscent of an "X and O" - written in a sweetly curving script. The drop piece of each of these earrings is a 10 mm Mother of Pearl Cabochon that has been set in a beautiful sterling silver gallery wire setting. It is flanked by cast sterling silver component pieces and sterling silver ear wires that have been finished to match.
The X symbol has been used to represent romantic love and kisses in poetry as far back as the 1890's, and the X and O have been used together in America to represent kisses and hugs since the mid 1900's. Today we have a whole array of symbols and emoticons that we use, but the sweet simplicity and history of these two letters is still charming and delightful!
- Material - sterling silver ear wires, sterling silver gallery wire bezel, sterling silver cast component pieces, 10 mm mother of pearl cabochon
- Finish - Antiqued Dark, Brightly Polished, Satin Matte
- Dimensions - mother of pearl cabochon in setting is approximately 11 mm in diameter, earrings are approximately 25 mm (approximately 1 inch) long.
- Handmade in Greer, SC, USA