The lyre shape dates back to dimmest antiquity and symbolizes the arts—particularly music. This example is so full of swirling organic detail it almost looks like a cornucopia. And the carving is just so crisp, it is a joy to behold. This is an authentic Gates of Paris piece we found last spring in an old warehouse in Paris. The mold dates from 1852! We hand-cast it in our studio in 14kt Gold with a matte satin finish. Each earring dangles a vivid green African Emerald. This is one of the hot colors for this season! Earrings measure 1 1/4 inches tall.