Greek Gold Earrings with Garnet


A beautiful matching pair of Eastern Greek or Achaemenid Empire earrings modelled in high karat gold featuring a central cabochon garnet insets held in a gold cell framed by a delicate band of granules. Each earring displays an S shaped hook.

Date: Circa 5th-4th century BC
Provenance: Ex Important Japanese gentleman collection, (deceased) 1980-2010
Condition: Excellent condition, suitable for wear with care.


SKU: LD-230 Category: Tag:

As in many ancient societies, jewellery was an important social marker used to demonstrate wealth, social status and privilege. The Achaemenid Empire was famous in Antiquity for its richness of gold and precious stones. Both in Greek and Persian societies, jewellery was worn in everyday life but was also buried with the decease as part of his or her funerary outfit.

To discover more about gemstones in Antiquity, please visit our relevant blog post: The History and Mythology of Jewellery in Antiquity.

Weight 4.04 g
Dimensions L 2.1 cm


Semi-Precious Stones


Reference: The British Museum, Registration number 1814,0704.1179