These fishhook earrings have a hops bud patinaed in matte gold. The bud is accented with a green patinaed bronze hops leaf. Fishhooks are made of sterling silver.
The humble beginnings of Hops started as a naturally-growing bitter botanical used by the ancient Romans. Its soothing and relaxing quality became a cure all to treat common ailments. It wasn't until 822 AD in Northern France at a Benedictine monastery that its brewing aspect was incorporated in the making of beer. Now an essential part of the beer-making process, this amber nectar known the world over has been enjoyed by many ever since!