Victorian Fly Earrings, Whimsical  Antique Sterling Silver Bug Insect Jewelry One of a Kind, Repurposed Antique Collar Buttons
Victorian Fly Earrings, Whimsical  Antique Sterling Silver Bug Insect Jewelry One of a Kind, Repurposed Antique Collar Buttons
Victorian Fly Earrings, Whimsical  Antique Sterling Silver Bug Insect Jewelry One of a Kind, Repurposed Antique Collar Buttons

Victorian Fly Earrings, Whimsical Antique Sterling Silver Bug Insect Jewelry One of a Kind, Repurposed Antique Collar Buttons

Regular price
$185.00
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$185.00

Our wonderfully modeled sterling silver fly earrings started out as whimsical Victorian collar buttons. We added the sterling wiggle wire to emulate the meandering and curious fly's signature zig zag flight pattern. Contrary to my impression of most flies I think there's something sweet about these little guys: a sort of wholesome friendliness. They're not trying to get in your way, they're just trying to get by. The fly itself measures 3/4" long and the wire gives him an additional 5/8" for a total drop of about 1 3/8". Lightweight enough for everyday wear. Victorian society was obsessed by all things found in nature and consequently insects were especially favorite subjects for jewelry design in the 19th century. Elaborately jeweled or enameled and often brilliantly realistic bugs could be found adorning the collars, shirt fronts, cuffs, fingers, arms and ears of the fashionable Victorian. Even the common housefly found itself celebrated by the jewelers art crafted in precious metals and gems. Flies also had symbolic significance and were used sometimes as representations of human mortality and by extension spiritual humility. To quote Shakepeare, " "...As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods.." Shop earrings at The Eden Collective: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheEdenCollective?section_id=13939711&ref=shopsection_leftnav_2 We are happy to offer layaway. For details and other policies please read my terms and conditions before purchase: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheEdenCollective/policy USA - USPS First Class with delivery confirmation and insurance 3-5 business days Canada - USPS International First Class with tracking and insurance 6-10 business days International - USPS International First Class with tracking and insurance 5-10 business days Please convo me for rates and availability of shipping to your location