These vintage earrings were made from Guatemalan "real" coins from 1910 and 1912, adorned with antique trade beads. The earrings still have original 1970s ear wires, so we believe they were made in that timeframe. The trade beads used are "white hearts" (or Cornaline d'Aleppo) so called for the white interior. This style of beads has been around since the late 1400s, although white did not become the main interior color until after 1830. White heart beads have been continuously made since that time. Would be the perfect gift for the person who loves Latin American culture, as anyone who has spent time there, and especially in Central America. Old coin jewelry is often seen as a symbol of good luck.
Each earring's coin measures about 7/8" wide and the earrings are 1-7/8" long and dangle closer to 2-1/2" long. Weigh about 6g each or 12g total. In good condition.
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Feb 2, 2022
Beautiful earrings and such a rare find!