Nimrud Stud Earring
This stud earring has a long tradition going back to the ancient Near East! The floral motif is seen on a cuff bracelet adorning male figures in the very famous alabaster relief images from the palace at Nimrud, which date to c. 880 BC.
Nimrud was the ancient Assyrian city in the area today known as Iraq. It became the capital of the Neo-Assyrian empire when king Ashurnasirpal II (883–859 BC) built an impressive new palace there. The palace was adorned with extensive relief images, like the ones that inspired these earrings.
Our earring faithfully recalls the focal point of the wrist ornament seen in these reliefs, with a full and beautiful open flower enclosed in a central disc. Perfect for every age and gender, it is available with a post back and butterfly closure. Purchase just one, or a pair!
Stud Earring Details
Diameter of disc: 5 mm (.2 in)
Width of face: 1.4 mm (.06 in)
Available Precious Metals and Prices
925 Sterling Silver: $45 (single earring), $85 (pair)
18 Karat Gold Over Sterling Silver: $85 (single earring), $145 (pair)
14 Karat Gold: $135 (single earring), $235 (pair)
18 Karat Gold: $185 (single earring), $325 (pair)