Celebrating ancient artists: Announcing our new line of brooches inspired by iconic ancient artworks!
An ancient twist on the hoop earring! Our Drusilla earrings are based on the so-called "boat earrings" so popular in ancient Cyprus, such as the many examples in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York dating to the sixth or fifth century BC. Here, a gorgeously curved chevron-shaped drop falls from the ear, cascading to a dramatic point at the bottom. It has a post back.
"Drusilla" is the female patronymic form of the name Drusus. One notable Drusilla in the years of the early empire was Julia Drusilla (AD 16 - 38), whose lineage was particularly impressive, as she was related to all of the first emperors. She was the great-granddaughter of Augustus, the grand-niece of Tiberius, niece of Claudius, and aunt of Nero. Daughter of honorable Germanicus (grandson of Livia) and sister to Caligula, Drusilla lived a short but brilliant life, as her brother and emperor Caligula favored her publicly above all of their other siblings and even declaring her his heir. After she died, he had her deified and consecrated as Diva Drusilla Panthea.
Overall height: 2 cm
Maximum width: .8 cm
Available Precious Metals and Prices
925 Sterling Silver: $125
18 Karat Gold Over Sterling Silver: $205
14 Karat Gold: $655
18 Karat Gold: $945
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