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Coin Pearl Necklace

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Item # 80034330
Coin Pearl Necklace is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
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Our unique necklace takes its inspiration from a pair of beautiful gold earrings set with a glass seal showing a helmeted head (1st–2nd century A.D.). Now in the collection of the British Museum, these original earrings are from Episkopi on Cyprus's southern coast.

During the austere period of the Roman Republic, jewelry was considered a luxury, and sumptuary laws limited the amount of gold jewelry a Roman woman could wear. In the imperial period (after 27 B.C.), however, the wearing of lavish jewelry became acceptable; Pliny the Elder wrote that Lollia Paulina, wife of the emperor Caligula (ruled A.D. 37–41), frequently wore emeralds and pearl jewelry. To satisfy this new love of adornment, many goldsmiths migrated from jewelry-making cities such as Alexandria and Antioch to work in Rome. These craftsmen combined Etruscan and Hellenistic styles and techniques with new Roman decorative themes.

Produced in cooperation with the British Museum

Our unique necklace takes its inspiration from a pair of beautiful gold earrings set with a glass seal showing a helmeted head (1st–2nd century A.D.). Now in the collection of the British Museum, these original earrings are from Episkopi on Cyprus's southern coast.

During the austere period of the Roman Republic, jewelry was considered a luxury, and sumptuary laws limited the amount of gold jewelry a Roman woman could wear. In the imperial period (after 27 B.C.), however, the wearing of lavish jewelry became acceptable; Pliny the Elder wrote that Lollia Paulina, wife of the emperor Caligula (ruled A.D. 37–41), frequently wore emeralds and pearl jewelry. To satisfy this new love of adornment, many goldsmiths migrated from jewelry-making cities such as Alexandria and Antioch to work...See More

Details
  • Sterling silver with 24K gold overlay
  • Cultured freshwater pearls
  • Hook-and-eye closure
  • 17 1/2''L
  • Made in the USA
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful! I love this necklace. The design of the goldwork and pearls is very attractive. It nestles nicely around the neck since the design of circles and rings makes it very flexible. Because of its flexibility, the circles can get out of alignment, but a gentle hand smooths them out. I've stored it in a case that allows it to lay flat, and that has worked well.
Date published: 2016-10-21
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