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Late Hellenistic Carnelian Earrings

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Late Hellenistic Carnelian Earrings is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 22.
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Price: 68$68.00
Member Price: 61.2$61.20
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Description

Elegant and chic, our earrings have been adapted from an original Late Hellenistic parure (matching set) consisting of a necklace and earrings. The original set (Greek, Late Hellenistic, 1st century B.C.) was crafted of gold and agate, and decorated with large cabochon garnets. Such fine parures are rare in this period in comparison to the rich material found in burials from the earlier part of the Hellenistic period.

Elegant and chic, our earrings have been adapted from an original Late Hellenistic parure (matching set) consisting of a necklace and earrings. The original set (Greek, Late Hellenistic, 1st century B.C.) was crafted of gold and agate, and decorated with large cabochon garnets. Such fine parures are rare in this period in comparison to the rich material found in burials from the earlier part of the Hellenistic period.

Details
  • 24K gold overlay
  • Carnelian stones
  • Pierced, with gold-filled ear posts
  • 3/4''L
  • Made in the USA
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and different These earrings go very well with the necklace, both in color and in style. As some reviewers have noted, the stone is not as large as it appears in the "straight on" photo. If you look at the side view, you can see why. The stone tips up a bit, so when it's on your ear lobe you don't get the straight-on view. The photo with the model accurately shows what it will look like. Personally, I like these earrings very much. They're not your usual hoops, but rather something elegantly different.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Elegant and not too 'fancy' I bought these for everyday.  They make an elegant statement with unassuming design yet so different from today's costume jewelry.  Just the right size.
Date published: 2013-11-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Deceptive picture I should have looked at the small pictures at the bottom. I purchased based on the large picture of the earrings, which made them appear to be a more Florentine-type gold with a "clunkier" (old world, cruder) style. The actual earrings are quite delicate and not what I expected based on the large picture. They also don't hang as in the large picture. If you are considering purchasing, be sure to look at all of the pictures and note that the one showing the earring on an ear is the most accurate.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Needs improvement Generally happy....the earrings pair very well with the matching necklace.  The pin clasps, however, are very weak, fragile, and of poor quality.  They are much too loose for an otherwise nice product.
Date published: 2014-01-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disapointed The earrings are not at all like the picture. They are much more brilliant, too XX th century ! The size of the stone is very" mini"compared to the picture and the color too artificial. I didn't understand that it was like "a ring". For me they are too "bling bling".I wonder if I may sent you them back and buy something else now or in a few months ? Sorry for the english it is not my mother tongue !
Date published: 2016-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Big Christmas Surprise Bought a matching necklace and earrings after my wife said she loved some of the jewelry in the Met Store's 2013 holiday catalog. My wive was surprised she she received the set as a Christmas gift and wore the earrings to Christmas dinner with friends.
Date published: 2013-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful elegant earnings Winter is coming to Australia, I bought these earrings to wear with casual but sophisticated clothes. I love them. However, they are a little smaller than I had expected, I thought they would be the size of the photograph on the left.
Date published: 2016-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these earrings! This is my second pair of Hellenistic Carnelian Earrings. I ordered another pair approximately five years ago and recently one of the prongs that goes through the ear broke. Since they are not real gold or silver, it cannot be soldered back on without damage to the stone. So I ordered another pair because I love these earrings so much. So now I have 3 earrings, in case I lose or break one of the others.
Date published: 2016-09-14
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