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

Paula Earrings
Paula Earrings
Paula Earrings
Paula Earrings
Paula Earrings
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Paula Earrings
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Paula Earrings
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Paula Earrings
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Paula Earrings
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Paula Earrings

Paula Earrings

Regular price
$265.00
Sale price
$265.00
Regular price
Sold out
Unit price
per 

These majestic earrings are an adaptation of one of the most common Roman earring types, adding a subtle ribbed texture to the exterior surface of these rounded favorites. They are based on a gorgeous ancient pair found at the Roman town of Herculaneum, dating to before AD 79. Our earrings feature a post back.

"Paula" is the female patronymic form of the male name "Paulus." One ancient Roman Paula was Julia Cornelia Paula, who lived in the third century AD. She was a member of the gens Cornelia through her maternal line, and her father, Julius Paulus, was a praetorian prefect and an important jurist in the time of the Severan dynasty. In the year AD 219, she was married to the Roman emperor Elagabalus in a lavish ceremony with much celebration. The Greek historian Herodian (c. AD 170 - 240) recounts, "[Elagabalus] married one of the noblest of the Roman ladies, and proclaimed her Augusta." - Hist. 5.6.1

Earring Details

Overall height: 2 cm

Diameter of small sphere: .5 cm

Diameter of large sphere: 1.5 cm

Available Precious Metals and Prices

925 Sterling Silver: $175

18 Karat Gold Over Sterling Silver: $365

14 Karat Gold: $925

18 Karat Gold: $1,455