The tenth astrological sign in the Zodiac, our Gold Capricorn Earring derives its name from the Latin Capricornus, meaning “Horned Goat”. Through the ages, Capricorn has been depicted as either a goat, half man half goat or a sea goat creature - and always closely connected to both the land and the sea. The smallest of all the zodiac constellations, Capricorn, is in a region of the sky known as the “Sea” with many water-related constellations such as Pisces and Eridanus.
There are many tales associated with this constellation. Our design was inspired by Amalthea, the Goat, that helped Zeus defeat of the Titans in the Greek myths. Amalthea provided Zeus with Panikos, the goat horn that forced the Titans to scatter in panic and fear. Discovered in the sea, the Panikos horn was likely a shell that looked like a goat's horn and produced the fearful sound. Upon their defeat, the Titans were banished to the Underworld, yet as each day as night fell, there was a dreadful sense of fear that the Titans would rise again the next day. For protection, Zeus placed Amalthea in the heavens and prevented their return, as the great protector, the Horned Goat.
Capricorn : December 22nd - January 19th
18k Gold Charm floats on a 14k Gold Endless Hoop
Earring is approximately 1" in length (including hoop)
Hand-crafted in Los Angeles, California
Designed to mix or match. How will you wear yours?