Sterling silver earring studs with the image of a lucky shamrock.
Made with the impression of an antique wax letter seal.
These earrings are very small and petite and perfect for wearing your 'lucky earrings' everyday.
These earrings are the impression of an antique wax letter seal. The seal dates from the early half of the 19th Century, around the time of Daniel O'Connell (The liberator, or The Emancipator) Daniel O'Connell succeeded in campaigning for Catholic Emancipation including the right for Catholics to sit in the Westminster Parliament, denied for over 100 years—and repeal of the Act of Union which combined Great Britain and Ireland. Around this time Irish symbols and emblems of allegiance to Ireland's cause became popular and there are many wax seals to be found from this time featuring Irish emblems. This particular one features a teeny tiny shamrock, complete with a tiny stalk and veins in the leaves.
The carving is absolutely minute, but perfect. The earrings are cast in sterling silver and this includes sterling ear posts and sterling silver butterfly backs. The front of the earrings measure approx. 6.2 mm in diameter. This is approximate however as each earring is made individually by hand and can vary slightly.