With this set of gold earrings, you get not one finely detailed dove pendant but two of them. And that’s sort of apropos, because the mourning dove—the model bird for this jewelry—mates for life. Awwww. Your job is to fasten them to your ears securely, making sure not one of them flies away! Their wings are so realistically crafted that it might seems as they're gonna hit it.
Throw on with your favorite pair of faded jeans or casual shirtdress and open sandals.
The Peace Dove was the first in the Bird Haven collection. Designer Janet Mavec started sketching it the day after 9/11. Initially, she sold the dove in solid gold.
Pablo Picasso was fascinated with them. His lithograph of a dove became a famous symbol of peace in 1949 at the International Peace Congress in Paris. The painter famously said: “I stand for life against death; I stand for peace against war.” Don’t we all?
Picasso’s daughter was named Paloma, which is Spanish for “dove.”
Doves mate for life, and they always lay two eggs. Just two (with the rarest of exceptions).
An unsuspecting mourning dove in the Tri-State area was the model for this particular charm.