Domitia Earrings


This ancient "bling" is truly a showstopper, with a beautifully framed cabochon gemstone crowning a gorgeous cluster of grapes, beneath. These earrings are based on a Roman example dating to the first century AD. The earrings may be made with the following stones: Red Carnelian or Aqua Chalcedony. Please indicate your choice of stone in the Special Instructions area of this page.

"Domitia" is the female patronymic of the name Domitianus. One famous Domitia was the wife of the emperor Domitian (r. AD 81 - 96), Domitia Longina. This Domitia was not only the Augusta, or empress of Rome, from whom the emperor "could not bear to be separated (Suetonius, Life of Domitian 3.1), but she was, too, a strong and independent woman: Domitia Longina was the owner of the beautiful Horti Domitiae, a large luxury garden estate in the north of the city, which was located immediately across the river from the historical city center. This imperial estate would soon become the location for the mausoleum of the emperor Hadrian (r. AD 117 - 138), which is known today as the Castel Sant' Angelo.

This earring is also available as a pendant on our website, here.

Earring Details

Overall height: 2 cm (.8 in)

Cabochon stone diameter: 5 mm (.2 in)

Available Precious Metals and Prices

925 Sterling Silver: $145

18 Karat Gold Over Sterling Silver: $285

14 Karat Gold: $755

18 Karat Gold: $1,055

Gold and Silver Type