Small gold hoop earrings “Marie-Ange”
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Adorable pair of gold hoop earrings in 18 carat gold dating from the nineteenth century, decorated with chiseled motifs. A timeless, refined and comfortable pair to wear every day, with the most casual outfits as well as the most sophisticated.
Dimensions: 1.3 wide X 1.6cm high with clasp, 3mm thick at widest
This unique piece had a previous life in France.
The story: Hoop earrings or creole earrings take their name from the fact that at the time of slavery, they were the only jewel that slaves in the West Indies were allowed to wear. They have become a strong symbol of identity for the black community. This symbolism continued in the United States in the 70s with the Black Panthers who made it their accessory of choice, but also singers such as Dona Summers or Gloria Gaynor. Finally, in the pop culture of early 2000, singers such as Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez made it their jewel of choice, firmly anchoring this jewel in the repertoire of classics.
Style: Antique and vintage earrings Metal: 18-carat gold, Gold (all titles)Era: Vintage jewelryGender: Women antique and vintage jewelry