Pochahontas Replica Mother of Pearl Earrings - Museum Reproductions
Historic Jamestown has a pair of earrings in their collection that are said to have been worn by Pocahontas. They were passed down in the Rolfe Family and family history says she received the earrings during a trip to London in 1616.
I will admit I am skeptical about the provenance of these earrings, primarily because this is a style that is far more common in the later 17th and early 18th centuries. I also know how eager we are to attach items to people of significant historical impact, even when there is no documentation to prove such claims.
HOWEVER, regardless of their history these are exceptionally good replicas of historical styles and that is good enough for me! These are excellent for 1690s-1750s use. They are beautiful and eye-catching thanks to the vibrancy of the stones.
The original earrings are made with Mother of Pearl and Cut steel stones. The replicas are made of Mother of Pearl and Marcasite stones and are smaller than the originals, which are quite large earrings! These measure about 1/2 long" and 3/4" wide. Silver-plated brass with a post-style finding.
This item was made by the Museum Reproduction Company, which partners with Museums to recreate historical items in their collections. A portion of the sale of these items goes back to support the museums where the original pieces are kept. Made in the USA!
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