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Etruscan Dolphin Earrings

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Item # 80036037
Etruscan Dolphin Earrings is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 3.
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Price: 20$35.00|$20.00
Member Price: 18$31.50|$18.00
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Description

Our fanciful earrings were inspired by an Etruscan gold earring in the form of a dolphin in The Met collection. This beautifully detailed, original earring was made in the fifth century B.C. in what is now central Italy.

In Etruscan art, dolphins with tails in the air, like this one, also appear as supports for statues of Poseidon and Aphrodite. The connection with Poseidon is obvious; the association with Aphrodite is not accidental but is an allusion to her birth from the sea. In this earring the dolphin should be considered as a symbol of Aphrodite and, as such, an appropriate ornament for a fashionable lady.

Our fanciful earrings were inspired by an Etruscan gold earring in the form of a dolphin in The Met collection. This beautifully detailed, original earring was made in the fifth century B.C. in what is now central Italy.

In Etruscan art, dolphins with tails in the air, like this one, also appear as supports for statues of Poseidon and Aphrodite. The connection with Poseidon is obvious; the association with Aphrodite is not accidental but is an allusion to her birth from the sea. In this earring the dolphin should be considered as a symbol of Aphrodite and, as such, an appropriate ornament for a fashionable lady.

Details
  • 24K gold overlay
  • Pierced
  • Gold-filled ear wires
  • 1''L x 1/4''W
  • Clean with a damp cloth and dry with a soft, clean cloth
  • Made in the USA
Shipping & Returns
Standard flat-rate shipping (3–5 days) $7.95
Expedited US shipping (2 days) $13.95 extra
Overnight shipping $22.95 extra

The above rates apply to orders shipped within the contiguous 48 US states. For rates to Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, and other countries, please see our Shipping & Handling page.

If for any reason you are not fully satisfied with your order, you may return the merchandise within 180 days from the date of purchase. See our Returns page.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Like the look but a bit heavy. These were a bit heavy, like they are solid rather than hollow. Didn't expect that. I like the fact that they are 3D rather than just one sided and hollow on the back. Because they are heavy I am going to be moving these to a different design of earwire as even with the plastic stoppers on the back they are too heavy for the French wire they come with and feel awkward and insecure as is.
Date published: 2017-12-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty to look at but ... I liked the look of these earrings but when worn the hook leg sticks out backwards and digs into the side of the neck under the ear-lobe. I am not sure why they are made like this as with other earrings the hook leg hangs down. I keep trying to wear but they are too uncomfortable and I have to take out.
Date published: 2017-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very detailed I got this for my mom but I forgot she doesn’t have pierced ears! So a local jeweler modified them for clip ons and my mom loves them The met is a great store for jewelry, more interesting items then the larger jewelry stores
Date published: 2018-10-11
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