CUSTOM ORDER JEWELRY
They are composed of silver made by hand in my workshop.
These earrings are made of hammered circle at which hangs a drop of faceted peridot. This green semi-precious stone contrast with sterling silver and gives variations of interesting colors with light.
These small green faceted teardrop beads made me think of small vials of a magical elixir. I came to imagine small bottles of this controversial spirits, strange and mysterious, absinthe. Developed with the plant of the same name, it has the same color of peridot and is sometimes called green fairy.
The origin of this drink is very old because it is found with medicinal purposes since ancient Egypt (about -1500).
The Greeks also mention it, including Pythagoras and Hippocrates, and talks about its aphrodisiac virtues and stimulation of the imagination.
Absinthe having great success in the nineteenth century but is accused of causing intoxication and madness, as mentioned in Emile Zola’s novel L'Assommoir. This essence would have caused the madness of some artists of the time such as Vincent van Gogh and Toulouse-Lautrec.
Long forbidden, it is authorized again in recent years.
These earrings are a few drops of this fascinating and forbidden elixir. A magic potion to fuel your imagination and that of those who behold them.
They measure 4 cm long.
You have the possibility of changing the classical sterling silver eawires by sterling silver clips for non pierced ears.
Please check the last photo to see the clips or you can also check our page about non pierced ears.
As we currently dwell in Mexico, provide a period of 2 to 5 weeks to receive your order. Thank you for taking this information into account before ordering in our shop (please, read the complete conditions of shipping here).
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I hope you will love this jewel as much as I enjoyed creating it.
By Emmanuelle Guyon