"Like Lightning in a Rainbow" Sterling Opal Earring and Antique Nickel Necklace
"Like Lightning in a Rainbow" Sterling Opal Earring and Antique Nickel Necklace
"Like Lightning in a Rainbow" Sterling Opal Earring and Antique Nickel Necklace
"Like Lightning in a Rainbow" Sterling Opal Earring and Antique Nickel Necklace
"Like Lightning in a Rainbow" Sterling Opal Earring and Antique Nickel Necklace
"Like Lightning in a Rainbow" Sterling Opal Earring and Antique Nickel Necklace
"Like Lightning in a Rainbow" Sterling Opal Earring and Antique Nickel Necklace

"Like Lightning in a Rainbow" Sterling Opal Earring and Antique Nickel Necklace

Regular price $ 57.00

This 1888 Design is a: 

One of a Kind

Reimagined Components: 1900 dated Lady Liberty nickel paired with a sterling silver and beautifully iridescent opal crystal orphan earring. The design hangs from a 18.5'' gun-metal plated rounded box chain. 

Components Found in: Cottonwood AZ & Redondo Beach CA

~V Nickel~

The immediate predecessor to the slightly better known Buffalo Nickel, the Lady Liberty nickel is commonly referred to as the V nickel because of the stated V, Roman numeral for 5, on the reverse. The currency was originally designed by Charles Barber (the same artist who designed the Barber Coinage). Lady Liberty herself holds incredible symbolism being a figure of victory over tyranny.

~Opal~

Some compare the opal’s brilliant flash to that of lightning in a rainbow. In the ancient world many saw this gem as the most bewitching and mysterious gem of all. Opal is a mineral of inspiration which enhances imagination and creativity, while bringing forth optimism and enthusiasm. It is often seen as a great protective stone during times of meditation, inner work, and other spiritual journeys.

~Orphan Earring~

An orphan earring is 1888's term for a single earring that has lost its other pair. Many might see these as now useless, which makes it one of our favorite items to rescue and repurpose!

 

After each artifact or specimen has been discovered it is sent through a careful restoration process before being used in a design. If a particularly unique patina is found to add design value to an artifact, it's preserved & sealed to ensure its longevity & protection. 

 

1888 Design
Upcycled Jewelry
Vintage // Antique // Reimagined
-Nathan & Ali