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Join, or Die Clear Earrings

Join, or Die Clear Earrings

Regular price $34.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $34.00 USD
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Hoop Style

The “Join, or Die” snake remains one of the most powerful and lasting symbols of unity and resistance in American history. While often associated with the American Revolution, the best known version actually dates to the French and Indian War. Benjamin Franklin popularized a visual representation of this in his Pennsylvania Gazette, depicting a snake severed into segments labeled with the initials of colonies and the potent words “Join or Die.”

The use of a snake was not accidental. Many snakes were native to North America, and their presence was regularly commented upon by travelers. The rattlesnake in particular was an apt metaphor, suggesting the awesome power the colonists could wield if provoked–and united. This symbolism reappeared during the Revolutionary era, and remains an enduring symbol of unity and the potential of resistance. Made of acrylic and 14k gold fill, or .925 sterling silver hoops or posts. 

This item is packaged in a beautiful black gift box with the original period imagery and historical information vetted by a museum curator. The box is perfect for gifting or storage!


Earring pendant is approximately 4.3 cm high and weighs 1 gram (about the weight of a raisin).

Care Instructions

Safely store jewelry in a box or pouch. It is best not to sleep, swim, exercise, or shower while wearing.

Remove jewelry before applying perfume, lotions, or hair products, as these may damage some materials.

Gently clean with a soft cloth.

Shipping & Returns


Orders ship in 2-3 days from our studio in Vermont. Depending on the US region, orders can take anywhere between 1-7 business days to be delivered. We will continue to find ways to reduce shipping costs and pass those savings on to you.

For wholesale orders and terms, please visit our wholesale page.



Sometimes things happen and we would like to opportunity to set it right. Damaged items can be returned within 10 days of receipt (with the exception of sale items). Once we receive the returned item(s), we will issue a refund back to your credit card minus the cost of shipping. We do not refund shipping costs. 

To start the return process, please send an email to along with an explanation and any photographs. 

If the outer carton is damaged, contact your local carrier for inspection and to file a claim. Always retain all packing materials, as the carrier will need to inspect them.



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