Created from beautiful, original vintage APEX EPNS A1 silver plate spoons, I personally handcraft each pair of earrings. Each piece is hand-cut, filed, drilled, and polished. They are just gorgeous, simple but elegant. They feature black pearls and dusk pink glass mini beads which swing independently from the spoon. Each pair of earrings is on surgical steel ear wires. Also included are clear rubber earring backs so you never have to worry about losing them.
The Earrings measure 7 cm and weigh 10.5g.
AUD $65.00 + Shipping SOLD
Some History: Brand = Rodd, Made in Australia c1930s, Apex = Pattern, Mid-century Modern style, Silverplate.
Black pearls have a mysterious aura surrounding them. Some say black pearls are a symbol of hope for wounded hearts, others say they carry healing powers, while others believe black pearls protect the wearer from negative energy.
Black Pearl Myths and Legends
There are many myths and legends surrounding pearls. Here are some of the most common black pearl myths and legends:
- Polynesian legend 1: Oro, the god of peace and fertility, visited the earth on a rainbow and gave a black pearl to Princess Bora Bora. The pearl was a symbol of his love, and even now some believe that when you buy black pearl jewelry for someone, it represents eternal love.
- Polynesian legend 2: According to legend, the moon bathes the ocean with light to attract oysters. If the oysters come to the surface, the moon bestows heavenly dew upon them. Over time, the dewdrop is polished, and a black pearl is born.
- Chinese legend: A natural black pearl is a symbol of infinite wisdom. According to this Chinese legend, pearls were formed in the heads of dragons, which they perceived as wise, and the dragons carried the pearls between their teeth until their death.
- Ceylon legend: Adam and Eve shed tears which created a lake of pearls. The white pearls were formed by the tears of Eve, while the black pearls came from Adam’s tears. Since men cry less than women, that explained why black pearls were so rare compared to white pearls.
These are made from vintage silverware & some signs of a previous life may be visible.
~ if you have thin or sensitive ear lobes~ best not to wear anything with weight~