This distinctive pendant recalls the shape of an ancient amphora or storage and shipping container, complete with ornamental volute "handles" at the sides. The design is inspired by an ancient Parthian earring dating to the first or second century AD. Our pendant may also be purchased along with one of our 18" Italian gold or silver chains, available here.
"Parthia" was a region located more or less in the area of northeastern Iran and parts of Turkmenistan, today. Parthia's history is vast and complex, for it was at times a fierce and strong empire of its own (247 BC - AD 224) with lands reaching Armenia and Babylonia to Batria at its greatest extent in 94 BC, and at times a part of the Hellenistic and Roman empires. It relationship with Rome was, in fact, quite complicated, as Parthia never sat quietly as a harmonious part of the empire. The so-called "Roman-Parthian Wars" lasted from 54 BC until AD 217, with no clear result. Parthia ultimately fell in AD 224 to the Sassanids, the last Persian imperial dynasty.
Overall Height: 3.2 cm (1.3 in)
Pendant is solid
Available Precious Metals and Prices
925 Sterling Silver: $120
18 Karat Gold Over Sterling Silver: $240
14 Karat Gold: $780
18 Karat Gold: $1,180