We're thrilled: ROMAE's jewelry is now being sold at the bookshop of the Capitoline Museums in Rome!
These ornate 24 Karat gold earrings feature a beautiful twisted loop and a round cabochon stone held in a beautifully delicate sculpted bezel setting. They are based on a classic Roman example dating to the third century AD.
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. Our Cassia earrings are available with the following stones used by the Romans: Red Garnet, Aqua Chalcedony, or Freshwater Pearl. Please indicate your stone choice in the Special Instructions area of this page, or contact us if you would like to substitute different gems for your earrings.
"Cassia" is the female patronymic form of the name Cassius. The Cassius family was one of Rome's oldest and most notable families, with a family member who became consul in the year 502 BC, for example, at the beginning of the Republic. One female member of the family was Cassia Lepida (b. AD 80), daughter of Cassius Lepidus, whose mother was Junia Lepida, the great-great-granddaughter of Augustus.
Our 24 Karat gold earrings are available for $1,211.
Diameter of hoop: 2.5 cm (1 in)
Diameter of stone: .8 cm (.3 in)
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