**Originally Listed At $350**
Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A pretty pair of 18K gold earrings, each with two inlaid, teardrop-shaped, deep red garnets surrounded by small gold granules. Each earring has tiny unique details, but they appear perfectly matched until examined up close. Roman women - especially of the upper classes - had their ears pierced and wore one set of earrings. Jewelry was particularly important to women in Roman society because it was legally their own property, independent of their husband's wealth, and they could use it as they saw fit. These earrings would have belonged to an elite Roman woman. Size of each: 1" H (2.5 cm); 3.2 grams total weight (with both)
Provenance: private New Jersey, USA collection
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