A symbol of abundance and nature's fertility, the Cornicello is an Italian amulet referential to the Greek mythos of cornucopias. The iconic twisted horn is said to ward off the evil eye which is believed to harm the burgeoning life of fruited trees, young mothers and the like. In Greek myth, the horn of a goat was broken by a baby Zeus, providing a never-ending bounty of sustaining fruits and nuts. Our horn of plenty offers you protection and encourages the fullness of life.
The charms hang from hand-wrought 20 gauge hoops, with a simple hook & loop closure. Gold vermeil charms are paired with 14k gold fill hoops; the solid 14k gold charms are paired with solid 14k gold hoops.
Available as a pair or single earring.
Charms are 1" in length and hoops are 14mm in diameter. 14k gold hoops are 15mm in diameter.
Virtue and Abundance, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, 1760