Created from ebony from the Schooner Dolphin which capsized off Cuttyhunk, MA in December 1854, piano key ebony, purpleheart from Martha’s Vineyard shipbuilders’ scrap. Paua abalone, mother-of-pearl, piano string copper, brass, nickel, black mother-of-pearl, blackberry phone scrap brass diamond round it out. Sterling silver (USA) ear wire, finish from cow’s milk. The earring body is 1-1/16” long.
Handmade jewelry with provenance: The card backing lists materials used and explains some of the story. Postage included in price.