These earrings definitely pick up on a traditional Chinese belief that seahorses were a type of sea dragon and so a symbol of good luck.
The life-like series of bony rings along the length of the serpentine body creates a spiny armor of pronounced texture and dramatic detail. The long thin snout and wing-like fins are also very reminiscent of a dragon, as is the impressive size of each earring.
A fresh water pearl for good luck is nestled in the the curl of the tail and introduces a smoothness that enhances the sparkle of the shiny spines.
All around, these are very dramatic and exotic-looking earrings.
- Material: Solid sterling silver, with fresh water pearl
- Pearl setting type: Bond
- Finish: Polished, with pure silver and anti-tarnish plating
- 1 inch tall x more than 1/2 inch wide (25 x 14mm)
- Pearl: More than 1/4 inch diameter (7mm)
- Earring type: Hook
- Item number: wh346