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The shape of this ornament is the Talhakimt (also known as Tanfouk). This circle-with-downward-arrow is an ancient form of money in West Africa and is also worn as adornment–necklaces and braided into the hair–as a protective or fertility amulet.
I have my own theory. The wearer of these earrings shall have her creativity gathered up into the small circle so that it can sparkle and flow outward into the world through the point of the arrow. Yes, write your own story.
These started as vintage old-stock shiny gold dapped brass charms and then underwent my special alchemy process to produce a beautiful patina on the surface. Currently, two pair of these earrings are being offered, the more neutral black/bronze with vintage black diamond teardrop-shaped rhinestones and the verdigris patina which will show colors ranging from turquoise to green, bronze and back again, with palest dusky rose round faceted vintage rhinestones.
THIS LISTING is for the exact verdigris pair that is pictured in the first 3 images. The bronze pair is pictured to help you see the amazing detail achieved in the finishes.
Super lightweight, though look incredibly substantial, and come with brass leverbacks as shown. If you prefer wires, let me know and I can switch them out.
I’ve been wearing them every day, I can’t stop!
I am happy to answer questions and please click photos below to enlarge.