Handmade, glass unicorn-horns hang from antiqued-brass coloured ear-hooks.
The word 'alicorn' is often used nowadays to denote a horselike fantasy creature that has both wings and a single horn – i.e. a horned pegasus or winged unicorn – however, fans of mythology know that 'alicorn' was originally the technical term for a unicorn's horn.
These sweet alicorn charms are of uncertain age, but are possibly vintage (i.e. at least 30 years old), and the brass wire at their tops has aged and developed a nice patina.
They are available in three colours: clear (these may appear white in the photographs, but they are clear glass, though some have a white streak twisting through them), apricot, or brown. Choose your colour via the drop-down menu.
The glass horns are handmade, so each one is slightly different from the next. Within each pair, I have matched the alicorns as closely as possible in size and shape; however, the length and width of the horns vary from pair to pair. Once you have made your colour selection, I will send you a pair of earrings in the colour of your choice that is within the size ranges listed below.
The clear alicorns measure between 26mm and 30mm long (not including the wire loops at their tops), and between 7mm and 10mm wide at the widest part of the horn. Total earring length is between 52mm and 59mm.
The apricot-coloured alicorns measure between 20mm and 23mm long (not including the wire loops at their tops), and between 8mm and 9mm wide at the widest part of the horn. Total earring length is between 44mm and 56mm.
The brown alicorns measure between 23mm and 27mm long (not including the wire loops at their tops), and between 8mm and 10mm wide at the widest part of the horn. Total earring length is between 45mm and 49mm.
The brass wire loops atop the glass horns also vary in length and show varying degrees of patina. I find these variations quite charming, as they add to the organic, old-fashioned look of the earrings.
The ear hooks are without nickel.
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