Celebrating ancient artists: Announcing our new line of brooches inspired by iconic ancient artworks!
These gorgeous 24 Karat gold bead earrings are inspired by examples dating from the first and second centuries AD now housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City. Here, a solid gold bead is attached to a beautifully curved hoop. Roman earrings often clasped in the front, and our earrings revive this clever design. To wear, they are inserted from behind the ear, and then closed in the front.
Antonia is the female patronymic form of the name Antonius. One famous Antonia was Antonia the Younger (36 BC - AD 37), daughter of Mark Antony. She holds an important place in history, as she did within her family, because she was the wife of Drusus (brother of the emperor Tiberius), mother of the great Roman general Germanicus and the future emperor Claudius, and grandmother of the future emperor Caligula. As such, she played an active role in imperial politics, and was one of the most powerful figures of the early years of the Roman empire. She was celebrated for her beauty and, above all, for her virtue and faithfulness.
Our 24 Karat gold earrings are available for $1,575.
Diameter of earring loop: 2.5 cm
Bead diameter: .9 cm
Bead is solid
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