Claudia Earrings


These delicate loop earrings feature a rectangular dangle, and are based on Roman examples from the second century AD.

"Claudia" was a common name in Roman times, the female patronymic form of the name Claudius. The gens Claudia was one of the most prominent patrician families of early imperial times, who could trace its lineage back to the early Republic, and who would produce over time notable Roman officials, and even emperors. One Claudia held up as an example of filial piety by the Romans was a Vestal Virgin and the daughter of Appius Claudius Pulcher (consul in 143 BC), who intervened to save her father from attack by literally stepping between her father and the angry mob. Cicero tells of, "that vestal virgin Claudia ... who embraced her father while celebrating his triumph, and prevented his being dragged from his chariot by a hostile tribune of the people...." - For Marcus Caelius 14

Earring Details

Hoop diameter: 2.5 cm (1 in)

Dangle is solid

Available Precious Metals and Prices

925 Sterling Silver: $135

18 Karat Gold Over Sterling Silver: $245

14 Karat Gold: $635

18 Karat Gold: $825

Gold and Silver Type