Vintage Ivory Pikake Hawaiian Earrings Jasmine flower Hawaiian PRincess

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These vintage pre-ban ivory hand carved earrings are of the Pikake flower.The name is adapted from the word  “peacock,” because the Hawaiian Princess Kaiulani reportedly was fond both  of this flower and the bird. She was only 23 when she died…finally at home in Hawai'i, but health broken by a life-time of losses - of her governess, god-mother, mother, uncle, beloved half-sister, guardian, and country.  At two a.m. on the morning of March 6th, 1899, the peacocks dwelling in the 10-acre grounds of her magnificent home estate ‘Ainahau ("land of hau trees" or "cool place") abruptly began to scream…a terrible din which alerted all of Honolulu to the fact that the brave half-Scottish Princess who had traveled so far, seen so much, and made such gallant efforts to save her Hawaiian nation had only returned home to defeat, ill health (it is likely she suffered from thyroid disease), and death.  To this day, legend has it that the cherished pets of "The Princess of the Peacocks" knew the spirit of their mistress had fled…These measure 1 1/4" long and are hinged screwbacks. These are in great condition too!     VintageSparkles offers Layaway on all our pieces regardless of which site it comes from.All layaway payments will need to be in the form of a check or money order only. Please remember that vintage & antique items are not mint, nor are they perfect but they sure are full of old history and charm. Please use photos to make your decisions and read our policies prior to buying so you can have an excellent experience with us.    Please use this number when ordering ga445005 If you want to see more of these pretties this is the link to my etsy store. http://www.vintagesparkles.etsy.com/

Item Details

Reference #:
ga445005
Quantity
1
Category
Jewelry
Department
Antiques
Year
1850
Dimensions
(Width x Height X Depth)
x x
Weight
Unknown
Condition
VERY GOOD
Material