Charming and whimsical, these late Victorian silver earrings make use of the freshwater mussel shell and its pearl for their design inspiration.
Realistic double-sided mussel shells are recreated in silver with remarkable details in both their shape and their surfaces. Textured to represent the exterior of the shell, along with their convex and tapered shapes, they are portrayed slightly opened at the ends.
A silver "pearl" shape peeks out of both openings. Dating to circa 1880, they are lightweight and an ideal medium length.