Augury Hoops by Mountainside


Modern and minimalist hoops with an ancient ancestry. These hand-formed hoop earrings are a simple, solid statement.

Augury is the practice of interpreting omens from the observed flight of birds. When the individual, known as the augur, interpreted these signs, it was referred to as "taking the auspices." Auspices is from the Latin auspicium and auspex, literally "one who looks at birds."

Available in solid sterling silver or sterling silver coated in a thick layer of high grade 14k gold.

Handcrafted by Amber Duncan in the Santa Cruz mountains, where the California coast meets the redwood forest. Amber gathers ideas and inspiration from museums, books, architecture, folklore, family heirlooms and long lost vintage jewelry discovered in flea markets and antique shops. Her designs focus on movement, texture, comfort and simplicity. She is fascinated by the stories behind symbolic images and natural forms, the curious lore and sentimentality of objects and emblems, the past uses and mythologies surrounding gemstones and talismans. For each piece, a new story begins.

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