Italian Horn Sterling Silver Necklace Set
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"Little horn". A silver cornicello charm.
A cornicello or cornetto, Italian for "little horn" or "hornlet", is an amulet worn to protect against the evil eye. In Neapolitan, it is called cuornuciello.
In Italy people may wear the cornicello - an amulet of good luck used for protection against the evil-eye curse. It consists of a twisted horn-shaped charm often made of gold, silver, bone, or red coral. Originally cornecelli resembled the twisted horn of an African eland, though over the years they have become stylized and less horn-like. A regionally popular amulet, they occur primarily in Italy and in America among descendents of Italian immigrants. According to some Calabrese traditions, the horn was once modelled after a chilli pepper, due to its abundance in the region.
Rhodium plated on Sterling Silver, smooth Italian Horn pendant.
Approx pendant size: 21mm L x 4.5mm W.
Necklace included - Sterling Silver 18" length - Rolo Link OR Dark Brown Leather Cord with Sterling Silver clasp (16" length)