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Granulated Crescent Earrings

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Price: $775.00
Member Price: $697.50

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Description

Crescent-shaped earrings were made in ancient Greece, Egypt, and the Near East, then later in the medieval and Islamic eras as well. The earring (Greek, Cypriot, 5th century B.C.) from which we have adapted our striking earrings reveals a sophisticated interplay between the granules that decorate the circumference and the filigree spirals that run back and forth within the body of the earring.

14K gold, with 18K gold overlay. 1''L x 7/8''W. Pierced, with 14K gold wires.

We regret that promotional discounts, including the 20% off initial Membership discount, cannot be applied towards the purchase of this item.

  • 14K gold, with 18K gold overlay
  • 1''L x 7/8''W
  • Pierced, with 14K gold wires
  • We regret that promotional discounts, including the 20% off initial Membership discount, cannot be applied towards the purchase of this item

Art History

Jewelry played a prominent role in ancient Greek life, ritual, and death. Artistic representations of daily activities reveal how affluent Greeks used jewelry to display wealth and prestige. Women wore earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings. On important occasions, jewelry was offered to the gods and also accompanied people in death. Classical Greek jewelry, unlike that of the Egyptians or Romans, tended to exclude gemstones.

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Description

Crescent-shaped earrings were made in ancient Greece, Egypt, and the Near East, then later in the medieval and Islamic eras as well. The earring (Greek, Cypriot, 5th century B.C.) from which we have adapted our striking earrings reveals a sophisticated interplay between the granules that decorate the circumference and the filigree spirals that run back and forth within the body of the earring.

14K gold, with 18K gold overlay. 1''L x 7/8''W. Pierced, with 14K gold wires.

We regret that promotional discounts, including the 20% off initial Membership discount, cannot be applied towards the purchase of this item.





  • 14K gold, with 18K gold overlay
  • 1''L x 7/8''W
  • Pierced, with 14K gold wires
  • We regret that promotional discounts, including the 20% off initial Membership discount, cannot be applied towards the purchase of this item




Art History

Jewelry played a prominent role in ancient Greek life, ritual, and death. Artistic representations of daily activities reveal how affluent Greeks used jewelry to display wealth and prestige. Women wore earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings. On important occasions, jewelry was offered to the gods and also accompanied people in death. Classical Greek jewelry, unlike that of the Egyptians or Romans, tended to exclude gemstones.


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