Roman Gold Hoop Earrings with Garnet Beads

$1,399.06

A fine Ancient Roman matching pair of large gold hoop earrings, each one featuring three drop dangles. The dangles are further enriched by hollow gold  beads and shiny garnet beads. the dangling pendants give nice movement to the composition and produce a light sound at every movements of the head. Their timeless style make them suitable to modern wear.

Date: Circa 1st-3rd century AD
Condition: Fine, complete and intact. These earrings are suitable for modern wear with modern hook or stud applied. Please consult a professional jeweller for any alterations. 

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SKU: FP-166 Category: Tag:

During The Roman Empire jewellery became quickly a fundamental and essential social display of wealth. Following the spread of the Roman Empire, Roman jewellery became more and more elaborate in the designs and in the materials used. Semi-precious gemstones, such as garnet, were used to enrich and embellish earrings, rings and necklaces. In Ancient Greek and Roman mythology, Hades gave pomegranate seeds to his lover Persephone, as a token of safety, while she was leaving the underworld to join her mother Demeter in the human world. The semi-precious stone garnet, recalling the colour and the shape of the pomegranate seed, became a typical gift exchanged between separated lovers.

To discover more about the meanings of gemstones and semi-precious gemstones in Antiquity, please visit our relevant blog post: The History and Mythology of Gemstones in Ancient Jewellery.

Weight 6.7 g
Dimensions L 4 cm
Semi-Precious Stones

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