An exquisite pair of matching Ancient Roman gold tear-drop earrings, composed of a circular body with a beautiful garnet insert and an inverted drop-shaped pendant, featuring four wires of white glass small beads. The drop-shaped pendants are further enriched with a single round glass bead in emerald-green colour. This elegant piece of jewellery testifies the great refinement and attention to details of Roman goldsmiths.
As in many ancient societies, jewellery was an important social marker used to demonstrate wealth. Following the spread of the Roman Empire, Roman jewellery became more and more elaborate in the designs and in the materials used, such as precious and semi-precious gemstones. Roman jewellery reflected the culture the Romans entered in contact with, and testified the prosperity and the power of the Roman Empire.
Date: Circa 1st-3rd Century AD