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Ancient Roman gold and glass bead earrings. A pair of yellow gold wire hoop earrings, each set to front with a circular disk with wire work surround and gold pellet to the bottom of the hoop, suspending two pendants composed of blue, striped blue and white and opalescent white glass beads with a beaten gold cylindrical spacer, to twisted wire closures. Tested yellow gold, circa 2nd century AD. These earrings are intricately wrought and are in very fine condition.
These earrings have been adapted for modern use in a way which does not affect their historical integrity, please contact us for further information.
Complete matching earrings such as these are a rare survival from the ancient world. These earrings are a testament to the high level of skill of the craftsmen of the time and are in fine condition commensurate with their age.
From ancient Celtic, Egyptian, Greek to Roman, at Berganza we are proud to offer an extensive range of ancient jewellery.
With exquisite detailing, these items were crafted at a time when every piece was created by master craftsmen using rudimentary tools. Working with precious metals and bronze, sometimes adorned with gemstones, the array of styles is breathtaking. Complicated designs are picked out using a variety of techniques including wirework, repoussé and granulation. Intricate chains were created using delicate gold links or woven from fine gold wire interspersed with glass beads or ornate gold panels. Brooches had the dual purpose of being both a functional item being used as a closure, and also as a way of showing off status and wealth. Matching earrings of a multitude of varying designs are another option. Jewellery in the ancient world was owned by only the rich and powerful.
Ancient jewellery shows off timeless beauty. These pieces are extremely wearable and still evoke the same admiration now as they did when first created. The collection of ancient jewellery at Berganza is constantly changing why not see if we have an ancient piece for you to add to your collection?