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These ebonized wood earrings feature sleek acorns lathed with attractive ridged tops. A popular motif in the Victorian era, acorns were used as symbols of a great many things, including fertility, luck, power, prosperity, longevity and renewal. Given their dark colour, this particular pair of earrings were most likely worn as mourning jewellery. Materials: sterling silver, ebonized wood. Age: c. 1860. Condition: Excellent. Size: 1" long not including the fish hook ear wire. Colour: black