Celebrating ancient artists: Announcing our new line of brooches inspired by iconic ancient artworks!

Julia Earrings
Julia Earrings
Julia Earrings
Julia Earrings
Julia Earrings
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Julia Earrings

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These simple dome earrings are bold, elegant and timeless, and feature the characteristic Roman hook, at the back. They are based on a Roman example from the first century AD now housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City.

"Julia" was a very common name, in Roman times, the female patronymic form of the name Julius. The gens Julia was one of the oldest patrician families in Rome, with many prominent members rising to elite political offices. The family of course would be best known for Julius Caesar, who would die in 44 BC at the end of the Republic. Caesar liked to tie his family line all the way back to the goddess Venus, and thus stress the fact that they (and he) were descendants of a divinity.

Julius Caesar had two sisters, Julia the Elder and Julia the Younger (who lived from 101 to 51 BC), and it was the latter who would become the maternal grandmother of the future leader Augustus.

Earring Details

Overall height: 1.2 cm

Diameter of the dome: .8 cm

Available Precious Metals and Prices

925 Sterling Silver: $90

18 Karat Gold Over Sterling Silver: $160

14 Karat Gold: $300

18 Karat Gold: $420