Roman Gold Hoop Earrings with Garnet Beads

$1,401.88

A fine Ancient Roman matching pair of large gold hoop earrings, each one featuring three drop dangles. The dangles are further enriched by hallow gold  beads and shiny garnet beads.

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:

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
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