Be the center of attention in any room when you wear these dazzling peacock feather motif earrings by David Howell & Company. These solid brass earrings are formed by ringing a royal blue bead with turqouise, tan, and aqua accents to evoke the stunning beauty of the male peacock's luminous feather.
The peacock has significance in many cultures. In Hellenistic Greece, Hera’s chariot was pulled by peacocks; in Persia, they were guardians to royalty. Early Christians believed that the eye of the feather symbolizes the all-seeing god. And in the Hindu religion, the peacock is the mount of Lord Kartikeya.
Feathers: Fashion and the Fight for Wildlife, an exhibition exploring the history of the ground-breaking Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, examines the circumstances that inspired early environmentalists—many of them women and New Yorkers—to champion the protection of endangered birds. It regulated the nation’s commercial plume trade, which had decimated many American bird species to the point of near extinction. On view April 6 - July 15, 2018.
Solid brass, electro-plated with non-tarnishing silver finish, giclee print, glass beads, ear wires are hypo-allergenic. Hangs approximately 2".