Special occasions are the perfect time to wear unusual and exotic earrings. How about these beautiful, wide and ornate sterling silver earring made by Mazahua artisans near Mexico City? This is a very pretty traditional butterfly shaped earring featuring filagree work with one lovebird sitting in the middle of each earring. There is a large silver"gote" or drop at the bottom. These are the earrings that Frida Kahlo loved and wore often. It has a lovely patina, making it look old. Stamped .925 Mexico.
This earring sits in the ear like a traditional arracada earring. Arracada earrings naturally sit slightly angled in the earlobe. It's not the hole in your ear! They are supposed to be slightly angled and not exactly perpendicular to your head. For that reason, you may be able to see the back side of the earring when you are looking in the mirror.
state of origin: Mexico
dimensions: approx 3" long