Hypatia Earrings


These sleek earrings are among the most beloved forms, across ancient cultures! Here the delicate hoop crescendos to a gorgeous and perfect wedge. This earring is based on an ancient Cypriot example, likely dating to the fifth century BC.

"Hypatia" is Greek for "the highest," and it was the name of one of the most remarkable and famous women in history. This Hypatia was an early fifth century AD philosopher, astronomer and mathematician in Alexandria, Egypt. She was the only female specialist and teacher in these disciplines at the time, and thus a true pioneer. As an astronomer, Hypatia was especially interested in the movement of planets and stars, and the sphere was thus always of particular importance.

Earring Details

Overall diameter: 3 cm (1.2 in)

Hoop width: 2 mm (.08 in)

Available Precious Metals and Prices

925 Sterling Silver: $225

18 Karat Gold Over Sterling Silver: $385

14 Karat Gold: $975

18 Karat Gold: $1,275

Gold and Silver Type