Chino Campechana Multi-Stone Mosaic Earrings; Lapidary Materials set in Fine Pewter Silver alloy; No Nickel No Lead, No Cadmium, No Zinc. Earring pair comes with Hypo-allergenic surgical ear wires.
2.4 cm = 0.94 inches
"In the 1940s, this was a remote provincial village.
In the quiet hours of the morning,
the boys would stand near the mill
to watch the girls
when they were allowed out of the parents’ house
to grind corn or draw water.
Youth would make elaborate very fine signs to signal their intentions
to each other. With the infinite subtle beauty of youthful attraction,
love without words grew until a meeting could be managed.
Sometimes, a boy and a girl would elope
and no one knew that they even knew each other!
In the patios of the houses,
the people were making mirrors
cut out of tin sheet with metal shears.
The rustic artisans cut up thin tin into strips,
curled them and soldered these tin curls
on to the mirror frame surface as ornament.
And they made masks:
Shining, evocative, preColombian visages.
Sometimes the masks had eyes fashioned out of bone,
with a bit of polished clam shell inlayed as the pupil."