A SOUTH ARABIAN GOLD AND EYE AGATE FINGER RING CIRCA 5TH CENTURY A.D. The plain hoop flat on the interior, slightly rounded on the exterior, joined to the underside of the oval bezel, a large granule on each shoulder, encircled by beading, the convex oval stone engraved with a hare(?), and an inscription, incorporating a wasm with the name of the owner, reading, Y nz'd 7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) wide; ring size 7½
A PHOENICIAN GLASS EYE BEAD NECKLACE CIRCA 6TH-2ND CENTURY B.C. Composed of fifty-seven globular beads, in various shapes and sizes, dark blue, yellow, turquoise and green in color, with compounded eyes blue on white; strung on a cord 18 in. (45.7 cm.) long
Loop earring with beads: a single tapered S-shaped wire with a small knob at the tip is finished in front with a neat coiled-wire join. On the front of the wire a central cylindrical dark blue glass (?) bead is set between two small emeralds. Separating the stones are two small reel-shaped gold beads. The wire thickens immediately below the beads to hold them in place.
Gorgeous Earring from the 3rd Century - I love that we jewelry artists are still creating unique pieces like this, using time worn techniques. I am so thrilled and grateful to be part of this lineage of adornment!