The use of talons in jewelry making is now documented all the way back to the Neanderthal, who strung together the claws of eagles into necklaces. Talons represent the symbolism and energy of the creatures they come from--their ability to defend themselves, to hunt, and to protect. Talon medicine is often called upon for assistance when one needs protection. And so I was drawn to these miniature sterling silver talons, their detailed claws grasping a roundish green orb, which I believe is carved malachite with dark bands. I am not certain of the gemstone, but it is very solid and while it is quite smooth, I do believe it is semi-precious.
The talons measure about 1/2" long and just over 1" including the French hook, with the ball being about 1/4" across and slightly shorter in height. The French hooks carry 925 stamps that are barely yet still legible. Some glue visible at the top, which was likely necessary to ensure the orbs stay in place. In great vintage condition.
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