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Roman Dome Pearl Drop Earrings

Price From$75.00
Price: $75.00
Member Price: $67.50

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Details

  • 24K gold overlay
  • Cultured freshwater pearls
  • Made in the USA
  • 1 1/2''L
  • Clip or pierced, with 14K gold overlay ear posts

Description

Description

These stylish earrings were inspired by the clasp of an unusual Roman necklace of fine gold (1st2nd century A.D.) in the collection of the Walters Art Museum. The original clasp features two lyre-shaped attachments made of wire, granules, and a button disc.

During the Roman Republic, laws aimed at limiting the ostentatious display of personal wealth meant that Roman women wore very little gold jewelry. In the imperial period after 27 B.C., however, the wearing of lavish jewelry gained acceptance. To satisfy this new Roman market, many goldsmiths migrated from established jewelry-making cities such as Alexandria and Antioch to work in Rome.

Jewelry styles were consequently copied throughout the empire as well-to-do provincials sought to follow fashions set in the imperial capital; some of these Roman jewelry styles were very long-lived.

Produced in cooperation with the Walters Art Museum

Shipping and Returns

Shipping and Returns

Order Total per Address Standard US Shipping
Up to $50.00 $7.95
$50.01100.00 $10.95
$100.01150.00 $13.95
Over $150.00 $15.95

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Returns

Your satisfaction is our goal. Please inspect your order upon delivery, and if for any reason you are not satisfied, you may return the merchandise within 180 days from the date of purchase. See details.



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