The Drops of Aegir earrings are inspired by the Norse king of the sea who commanded almost every ocean in the Nine Worlds. Sailors both loved and feared him, often making elaborate sacrifices to him. Fifth-century Saxons often sacrificed a tenth of their captured victims to Aegir when they were ready to leave a conquered land over the sea.
These earrings feature 2 vintage sterling silver Navajo pearls from the 1970s and purple spiny oyster beads hanging on sterling silver italian chain. Also called spondylus princeps, spiny oyster is found in the sea off the coast of Baja California, Mexico. This "stone of the sea" carries the energies of the water, comfort and peace of mind from the dark depths of the sea, and a sense of knowledge and patience from the rhythm of the tides.
The Drops of Aegir earrings are 1 5/8” long from the top of the ear wire to the bottom of the hanging piece. You will receive the pictured earrings.
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