About This Item
Beautiful jewelry, like these Three Worlds Earrings, has always been a part of life for the tribal people of the Southeastern United States. Copper was traded from the Great Lakes regions beginning about 3000 years ago and fashioned into earrings, necklaces, and ceremonial objects. Ornate adornments made of clay, copper, gold, carved stone, rock crystal, incised pink mussel shell and freshwater pearls have been worn into modern times.
These earrings evoke the spirit of the ancient Cherokee story of creation. Cherokees believe our world is actually made up of three different worlds. The upper world is full of peace, the middle world, where we live, struggles to strike a balance between order and disorder, and the lower world is often chaotic. These earrings are created using copper disks that have been gently hammered to provide texture and catch the light. The tapered silhouette elongates the neck and ends in an iridescent freshwater pearl. Copper ear wires.
- 2 1/4 inches long x 1 inch wide.
- Material: Copper, Freshwater pearl