Vintage Medium-Sized Cornicello
The cornicello - Italian for "little horn" - is an ancient Italian amulet modelled in the shape of a devil's horn and worn to ward of the evil eye. The evil eye was believed to be mostly drawn to women and children, men's sperm, and fruit-bearing trees - the life-giving forces sustaining generations.
This particular version is made of 9k gold, lightweight and robust in size.
• 9k gold, unstamped but tested
• 28mm long not including bails, 7.8mm at widest and 6.7mm at thickest
• Chain options are for new-stock 10k gold curb link chains, please select from the drop down list