These Victorian Gothic chandelier earrings were inspired by Dr. Dee's Scrying Mirror. Two small discs of black agate hint at the hidden depths of Dr. Dee's Magic Mirror. They hang with jet Swarovski crystals from a Victorian inspired filigree connectors. All hang from sterling plated brass leverback ear wires and measure 2" long including ear wires. These can be changed to hypoallergenic niobium French Wires for sensitive ears free of charge. Simply message me at checkout if you would like them changed.
Whenever I visit the British Museum I'm drawn to the Magical Speculum of Doctor Dee, Queen Elizabeth's court magician. The obsidian disc is inclosed in a wooden case, labeled with the handwriting of Horace Walpole:
"The Black Stone into which Dr Dee used to call his Spirits/his book. This Stone was mentioned in the Catalogue of the Collection of the Earls of Peterborough from whom it came to Lady Elizabeth Germaine. H.W."
A Samuel Butler poem is inscribed in a different hand, mentioning Kelly, Dee's associate:
"Kelly did all his feats upon
The Devil's Looking Glass, a stone;
Where playing with him at Bo-peep,
He solv'd all problems ne'er so deep."
These earrings were designed to compliment my Scrying Mirror Necklace.
All my jewellery is made by hand by my partner Mike and myself in a converted 18th century naval school on the wild North coast of Scotland. All pieces come gift wrapped with lavender and Scottish heather.