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A Fawn's Gift - Vintage 14K Yellow & Rose Gold Fawn Teeth Stud Earrings. These hand-crafted earrings are crafted from 14K gold, hallmarked 585. Featuring two genuine baby fawn teeth, Vintage styling, and quality craftsmanship. These beautiful earrings are designed as oak tree blossoms. The settings showcase yellow gold beautifully sculpted oak leaves, and a petite rose gold detailed acorn, whilst the dangles are set with fawn teeth. The earrings are for pierced ears and feature posts and secure butterfly backs. These Vintage earrings are hand crafted, whimsical, and oh so charming!
Note: Beautiful hand-work. Unique and most likely one of a kind, and was thought to bring good luck.
History: Deer have baby teeth, just like people do, and lose them at about 18 months old. Their adult teeth then grind down year after year while foraging, and they lose about 1 millimeter of height each year. Scientists can tell how old a deer is by how much their molars have been ground down.
Fawn teeth jewelry was popular in Northern Europe, and was thought to bring good luck.
Gold was generally used for a couple thousand years solely to create things such as jewelry and idols for worship. This was until around 1500 BC when the ancient empire of Egypt, which benefited greatly from its gold-bearing region, Nubia, made gold the first official medium of exchange for international trade.
Rose gold was first used in early 19th century Russia by the famed jeweler Carl Faberge in his infamous Faberge Eggs, as was known as Russian Gold. Rose gold later gained popularity in the United Stated during the lavish and feminine 1920's, and was worn in engagement rings and fine jewelry.
Measurements: Earrings 16.00 mm x 11.50 mm
Sone Size: Fawn Teeth 6.00 mm x 6.00 mm
Weight: 3.10 grams
Date: Circa 1940