Earrings

Earrings

Earrings became fashionable among courtiers and gentlemen in the 1590s during the English Renaissance. A document published in 1577 by clergyman William Harrison, Description of England, states "Some lusty courtiers and gentlemen of courage do wear either rings of gold, stones or pearls in their ears." Among sailors, a pierced earlobe was a symbol that the wearer had sailed around the world or had crossed the equator.  In addition, it is commonly held that a gold earring was worn by sailors in payment for a proper burial in the event that they might drown at sea. Should their bodies have been washed up on shore, it was hoped that the earring would serve as payment for "a proper Christian burial". Regardless of this expression, the practice predates Christianity and can be traced back as far as ancient Greece where the gold paid the ferryman, to provide passage across the river Styx to Hades.

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Banjara Earrings - Lapis Lazuli
A beautiful pair of earrings handmade in India.  Made with one teardrop lapis stones and one ce..
$22.00
Brass Earrings with Bells
Tribal earrings handmade in Nepal.  One strand of ceramic beads : red, green, and blue, ending ..
$14.99
Earrings Turquoise Blue
Stunning fan shape earrings with turquoise blue ceramic beads and a teardrop central green bead. Cos..
$22.00
Heart Earrings
These earrings are handmade in Tibet. Two hearts decorated with myriads of small hearts all around t..
$14.99
Lapis Earrings
A beautiful pair of earrings handmade in India.  Made with seven teardrop lapis stones and one ..
$22.00
Orange Earrings
Nice and fun earrings, perfect for the summer ! Orange disk with brass inlay. For pierced ears. Cost..
$10.99
Pastel Green Earrings
Nice pastel green earrings - glass beads and stones. Matching necklace available: http://gopooja.com..
$10.99
The Earrings with Attitude!
Would you dare?  These extravagant pair of earrings is largely composed of a long green tassel ..
$12.99
Tibetan Earrings- Silver plated
Costume jewelry earrings.  Silver plated (Tibetan silver) with multi color glass stones. About ..
$22.00
Tribal Earrings - Silver
Cute pair of earrings made with silver bells.  Costume jewelry.  Handmade - Trbal - Indian..
$10.99