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Earring Details

Item#: CA119-CJ
Precious Metal: Sterling Silver
Gems: Carved Indonesian cow bone top with crystal bead tentacles

Length: Jellyfish are 2″ long. Total length of earring from top of wire to bottom of the tentacles is 2.75″

1950’s White Jellyfish Fight Earrings

Item #: CA119CJ

Wear these jellyfish earrings and you’re likely to feel a power you’ve never felt before. Their energy makes a statement. Says something about you, that words may never quite convey. Think about what you’re going to wear when you put these on. Think about where you are going to go… compliments maybe, conversation starter absolutely. These earrings are powerful.


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Earring Details

Item#: CA119-CJ
Precious Metal: Sterling Silver
Gems: Carved Indonesian cow bone top with crystal bead tentacles

Length: Jellyfish are 2″ long. Total length of earring from top of wire to bottom of the tentacles is 2.75″

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1950’s White Jellyfish Fight

Earrings

When I was a kid in the 1950s August was jellyfish month. That was when white and red jellyfish would wash in everyday on the incoming tide. For us guys it was a perfect opportunity to have jellyfish fights. Waist deep in water out among the waves we would toss, throw and heave jellyfish at one another.

We had rules, only white jellyfish, never touch a red, never ever throw a red. On occasion slip a white one down an unsuspecting guy’s bathing suit. It was great fun and some of the highest spirited moments of summer. We all knew the rules white was fair game, until Diane from Connecticut showed up. She hadn’t gotten the memo.

Whites floating in the incoming tide were 10 to 1 over reds, reds were rare. She started off with whites. Tossed like the rest of us. We held our ground. Then she picked up a red, tossed it and it stung. She found another red by chance and gave it a heave too. We cried foul, called her on it. No reds! No reds! She kept it up and we scattered. After the competition we explained the rules. She had noticed her hands stinging.

This particular type of jellyfish is a Man of War. It’s serious in any color with all the tentacles. Our Maine jellyfish were a smaller, gentler variety. This Man of War Jellyfish design is kinetically active, alive with three crystal bead tentacles, two silver bead tentacles and four long swirly silver tentacles. This is a dangerous jellyfish.

Wear it and you mark your territory. Wear it and you draw the line. Wear this and you win the competition. Top dog. Dangerous lady. It says boundaries and edges it says serious rules and keep your distance. I think this is the single most menacing piece of jewelry we have ever presented. Wear it and you will feel a power you have never felt before. Its energy makes a statement. Says something about you, that words may never quite convey. Think about what you’re going to wear when you put this on. Think about where you are going to go when you wear this, compliments maybe, conversation starter absolutely. This piece is powerful. Be warned. It’s part of our Cross America “Gutsy, Bold & Brave” collection. Portuguese man-of-war jellyfish is carved from Indonesian cow bone.

Earrings are the most kinetically active. Add the Man of War Necklace for an extra kick.

Jellyfish Ghosting

Our family has a summer cottage on a white sand beach in Maine. We have a wood and granite dock. In the olden days, we had a sailboat and motor boats tied to the dock. Nowadays, it’s just three kayaks and a rowboat. When I make special trips to the beach, I often time them for a rising tide because our dock and boats are the on ramp to the open ocean. I’ve always known how awesome it is to have my own ramp to the Atlantic Ocean.

One day last summer while out rowing, I stopped dead in the middle of the bay. There were hundreds of jellyfish surrounding the boat. Little white tea cup saucers, all diaphanous white pulsing in slow motion, ghosting their way through the water, little waves of frosted white living crystals pulsing in the tide. I pulled the oars in, leaned on the gunnel and drifted beneath the August sun. I’d seen jellyfish before, but never like this. Our bay had tens of thousands. It was pure magic.


A note from a customer:

“Just wanted to let you know – the jelly fish earrings are a conversation piece & a work of art! I wore them to (of all things) a memorial service on Sunday, & they buoyed my spirits, & were a conversation piece among close friends. Perfect for celebration of life, & appreciation of our coast in Cape Elizabeth. I can see these carrying into the future, for many days of wear, & through many haircuts, short & long. The perfect earrings 💕” -J

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Any purchases you make on or after February 20th, through March, April, May and June 2021, we are extending our Cross return or exchange date to the 4th of July, 2021 or 30 days beyond your purchase date, whichever gives you more time.

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