As with all jewellery, Ancient Greek Jewellery was made to be worn and was intended to represent the status and wealth of the wearer when worn in public. Along with necklaces, bracelets, and finger rings, earrings were some of the most common items of jewellery worn by Greek women, so much so that the 2ndcentury A.D. Greek scholar and rhetorician, Pollux, was able to list some seventeen different types of earrings, each with their own names.
Greek Earrings with Green Garnet
An elegant Greek gold pair of earrings, each comprising a hollow golden sphere finial, on top of which is connected a rectangular green garnet with gold encasing. Both earrings are connected to a trailing, snaking hook.
Provenance: Property of a North London gentleman; previously in an important Mayfair collection, formed 1980. Suitable for modern wear through the application of a stud or loop. Please consult a professional jeweller for alterations.
Condition: Fine condition.