An extremely well preserved Ancient Roman pair of gold matching earrings, each featuring an openwork rosette disc with a central emerald bead, finely framed by a twisted gold wire. The earrings are further enriched by four pendants, each composed of a gold wire ending in a deep blue glass bead. The earrings are modelled using high karat gold, around 22-24 karat. Weight: 10.7 g.
Date: Circa 3rd Century AD Condition: Complete and intact. These earrings are suitable for modern wear with care.
As in many ancient societies, jewellery was an important social marker used to demonstrate wealth. As a result of the expansion of the Roman Empire, Roman jewellery became more and more elaborate in its designs and materials used, such as precious and semi-precious gemstones. Roman jewellery often reflected the culture the Romans came into contact with, and can be viewed as a testament to the prosperity and power of the Roman Empire.