The significance of the wishbone began in the age of the Etruscans where they believed that birds were oracles. After the death of a bird, the wishbone would be kept with the belief that people would still have access to the birds powers. We like this story whether its true or not & have used the magical wishbone for these post earrings. To add a little detail, we’ve hammered the ‘wishbone’ with a textural effect. Wishbones measure approx. 7/8" (2.2 cm) long with 7/16" (1.1 cm) posts. Offered in 14k yellow gold.