• A pair of earrings lies on a white background with the earwires toward the top of the picture. From each wire hangs a short length of chain and a dangle with one flat, gray, diamond-shaped bead with a small red bead above and below it. The metal components are all gold-colored.

Gray, Red, and Golden Beaded Dangle Earrings with Chain


"Broken Curse" Earrings

These earrings, designed to coordinate with the "Broken Curse" necklace and bracelet, were inspired by a passage from Nathaniel Hawthorne's The House of the Seven Gables in which the narrator mocks the corpse of the vile Judge Pyncheon as it sits alone in a moonlit room.

As macabre and maybe even heartless an inspiration as it seems, the passage marks a blessing of sorts for the judge's innocent, downtrodden cousins Hepzibah and Clifford. They can now find freedom not only from the judge's scheming but, presumably, from the curse that has weighed on their family for generations.

Wear these earrings, with their labradorite beads and rhodolite-garnet accents, to celebrate your own freedom from circumstances you thought you couldn't escape.

The Details

  • length: approximately 2 inches, measured from top of earwire to tip of paddle pin
  • dimensions of labradorite beads: approximately 8x8mm
  • gold-filled earwires, chain, and paddle pins
  • rubber earnuts included