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"Furthermore" Antique Door Knob Back Plate and Sterling Silver Sun & Moon Necklace

$ 144.00

There are treasures that we come across which are undeniably special, like this antique, ornate brass door knob back plate. When originally found, the plate had evidence of a beautifully intricate design that was difficult to recognize and appreciate due to its age and wear, so we knew a good restoration was in need. Once the sanding, polishing, and enhancement of the patina was complete, a solid sterling silver ingot was formed, polished, and stamped with a crescent moon before being hand-hammered into the open center of the sun-like design. This mixed-metal brass and sterling silver talisman its truly a one of a kind, being created to represent the power of the sun, moon and the opening of new doors.  This treasure has been paired with an 18" brass chain. 

Components discovered in Chandler AZ & East Calais VT

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 is preserved and/or sealed to ensure its longevity and protection. Each and every item is made by hand by owners Nathan and Ali, therefore, some small imperfections or variations may be present in your design. To us, this only adds to the beauty and rarity of your particular piece. 1888 Design does not claim ownership over the design or production of any vintage, antique, or otherwise repurposed object used in the creation of our jewelry. 

Each 1888 Design piece contains unique elements of symbolic or historic value that mean something different to us all. Let's break down what the elements in this design are

Crescent Moon

The crescent moon is the moon phase that appears just before and after a new moon. Because new moons represent a state of recharge and new beginnings, the crescent moon’s focus is on preparing oneself for the next cycle. A waning moon (just before a new moon) invites one to wipe away the energy of the previous cycle, shake off any negativity and clear up space in your life for new ideas, beliefs, materials and manifestations to come. The waxing moon on the other hand (just after a new moon), is all about taking those intentions set under the new moon and seeing them into fruition. Preparation, visualization, and taking your first small steps towards your goals is what the waxing crescent moon invites us to do.


One of life’s sweet, simple moments is the first few rays of sun kissing our skin in the early mornings. We are all, in a sense, solar powered. Its continuous rise and fall give us our day and night cycles which perfectly represents the dualistic nature of our existence. From life itself being incapable of continuing on without its perfectly-aligned positioning to our planet, to sun gods being present in nearly every polytheistic religion in history, it is without a doubt that this 4.5 billion year-old star, is divine.

Silver Ingot

An ingot is a term that is used for a non-specific amount of silver that has been melted into a rough shape and weight for easy storage and use later, contrasting the silver bar which is always the same shape and formed into specific weights.


Brass is a metal alloy composed of copper and zinc which has gained popularity because of its bright color and resistance to wear. Like all other natural elements of the world- gemstones, planets, spirit animals, and so on- metals, too, hold rich symbolic meaning and characteristics. After all, there were entire periods of human civilization named after these earthly materials, such as the Iron and Bronze ages. Brass has been known to be associated with endurance, positivity, problem-solving, and youthfulness of the mind.


Kate L

"When the earrings arrived the whole opening experience was so beautiful. The story, sweet postcard, the feather, and finally opening the earrings box - I've been wearing them all day and they feel like they're supposed to be with me"

Tracie W

"Everything is packaged beautifully and very well made. I highly recommend 1888 Design!"

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"Beautiful unique designs. Always quality!"

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If a product page does not have a drop down option for size selections, or if the product description does not state a need for the customer to input their desired size in the notes section of their purchase, then we are NOT able to resize the item. Some exceptions can be made with chain lengths. Please reach out to us at and we will try to accommodate as best we can.

Are your earrings hypoallergenic?

All earring posts are made out of sterling silver, stainless steel, or brass metals unless otherwise stated in the product description. Sterling silver and stainless steel are both hypoallergenic metals. Brass can react differently among different skin types, so we advise knowing your body's tolerance to brass prior to purchasing earrings with brass ear posts. Again, all metals used are stated in each product's description tab.

Can I order this as a gift?

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Sourced with attention

It's a feel good thing

All components used in our jewelry are found and carefully selected with beauty, durability, safety, and vibrant, lasting energy in mind

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