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. De's Magic Mirror. They hang with jet Swarovski crystals from a Victorian inspired filigree connector. All hang from hypoallergenic niobium ear wires and measure 2" long including ear wires.
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 bookThis 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."
The last photo shows these earrings along side my matching Scrying Mirror necklace available here.