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Greek Geometric Bead Drop Earrings

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Price: $50.00
Member Price: $45.00

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Description

Classical Greek jewelry tended to exclude gemstones and placed a premium on the elaborate, often very delicate, working of the gold. Our splendid earrings are based on two adornments in the Museums collection, gold beads (possibly 4th3rd century B.C.) with geometric partitions worked to receive inlays and a gold necklace of spherical and tubular beads (ca. 330300 B.C.) thought to be from a tomb in the ancient Greek city of Madytos.

18K gold overlay, hand enameled. 1 3/4''L. Pierced, with gold- filled wires.

  • 18K gold overlay, hand enameled
  • 1 3/4''L
  • Pierced, with gold-filled wires

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. Earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings were among the jewelry types most frequently worn by women. On important occasions, jewelry was offered to the gods and also accompanied people in death.

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Description

Classical Greek jewelry tended to exclude gemstones and placed a premium on the elaborate, often very delicate, working of the gold. Our splendid earrings are based on two adornments in the Museums collection, gold beads (possibly 4th3rd century B.C.) with geometric partitions worked to receive inlays and a gold necklace of spherical and tubular beads (ca. 330300 B.C.) thought to be from a tomb in the ancient Greek city of Madytos.

18K gold overlay, hand enameled. 1 3/4''L. Pierced, with gold- filled wires.





  • 18K gold overlay, hand enameled
  • 1 3/4''L
  • Pierced, with gold-filled wires




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. Earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings were among the jewelry types most frequently worn by women. On important occasions, jewelry was offered to the gods and also accompanied people in death.


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