Consider giving the gift of Roman-inspired jewelry, this Valentine's Day!
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
Overall height: 2 cm (.8 in)
Diameter of small sphere: .5 cm (.2 in)
Diameter of large sphere: 1.5 cm (.6 in)
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
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