Aelia Earrings


These gorgeous earrings feature as dangle one of the most popular ancient fruits: the pomegranate, symbol of fertility, life, rebirth and power. Here, the solid, ornate dangle hangs beneath a round cabochon stone held in a sleek bezel setting. Our earrings are based on an ancient pair from the first century AD, and are available with the following stones: Red Carnelian and Purple Amethyst. Please indicate your stone choice in the Special Instructions area of this page.

"Aelia" was the name of plebeian gens active in Rome from the fifth century BC until the third century AD. The emperor Hadrian (r. AD 117 - 138) was among its illustrious members. One famous Aelia was Aelia Paetina, second wife of the emperor Claudius (r. AD 41 - 54). According to the biographer Suetonius (Life of Claudius, 26), Aelia married Claudius in AD 28 according to the wishes of the then-emperor Tiberius, who wanted to merge his own family with the family of his trusted advisor Sejanus (Lucius Aelius Seianus).

Earring Details

Total Height: 2.5 cm (1 in)

Cabochon Stone Diameter: 1 cm (.4 in)

Available Precious Metals and Prices

925 Sterling Silver: $265

18 Karat Gold Over Sterling Silver: $345

14 Karat Gold: $1,225

18 Karat Gold: $1,625

Gold and Silver Type