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Earring, Lombardy, Italy, circa 500-700, gold with rubies, emeralds and garnets

Earring

Earring, Lombardy, Italy, circa 500-700, gold with rubies, emeralds and garnets

A PAIR OF ROMAN GOLD AND GARNET EARRINGS  CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.  Each formed from a plain hoop tapering to a hook-and-loop closure, the lower portion decorated with a row of single granules above a double row of granules centered by a plain wire, fronted by a drop-shaped element bordered by granulation and topped with a single granule, set with a peaked garnet; joined to modern gold earwires Each: 7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) wide (2)

A PAIR OF ROMAN GOLD AND GARNET EARRINGS CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D. Each formed from a plain hoop tapering to a hook-and-loop closure, the lower portion decorated with a row of single granules above a double row of granules centered by a plain wire, fronted by a drop-shaped element bordered by granulation and topped with a single granule, set with a peaked garnet; joined to modern gold earwires Each: 7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) wide (2)

A PAIR OF BYZANTINE GOLD, AMETHYST AND PEARL EARRINGS   CIRCA 5TH-6TH CENTURY A.D.   Each composed of a plain open hoop, with three loops along the length, each framed by granules, suspending lengths of double-linked loop chain, terminating in a pearl and an amethyst; together with a modern gold and amethyst finger ring

A PAIR OF BYZANTINE GOLD, AMETHYST AND PEARL EARRINGS CIRCA 5TH-6TH CENTURY A.D. Each composed of a plain open hoop, with three loops along the length, each framed by granules, suspending lengths of double-linked loop chain, terminating in a pearl and an amethyst; together with a modern gold and amethyst finger ring

Gold earrings with inscribed sardonyx intaglios. One square stone inscribed (in Greek) TE KALE ("To the beautiful one") and one teardrop-shaped pendant inscribed with a wreath - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 4th century A.D. - Dimensions: 3.2 x 1 x 0.7 cm (1 1/4 x 3/8 x 1/4 in.)

Gold earrings with inscribed sardonyx intaglios. One square stone inscribed (in Greek) TE KALE ("To the beautiful one") and one teardrop-shaped pendant inscribed with a wreath - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 4th century A.D. - Dimensions: 3.2 x 1 x 0.7 cm (1 1/4 x 3/8 x 1/4 in.)

Etruscan necklace with a bulla and gold beads. Ca. 400 B.C. Tuscany.

Etruscan necklace with a bulla and gold beads. Ca. 400 B.C. Tuscany.

Gold earrings with lapis lazuli, ivory, and quartz pendants   south Bactria, 2nd - 1st century BC (200 - 1 BC)

Gold earrings with lapis lazuli, ivory, and quartz pendants south Bactria, 2nd - 1st century BC (200 - 1 BC)

Metropolitan Museum of art, some ancient Roman, Etruscan, or Greek earrings.  I love this design!

Metropolitan Museum of art, some ancient Roman, Etruscan, or Greek earrings. I love this design!

11th century Egyptian pendant. gold filigree. turquoise. love how the cloisonne method is  similar to those used by medieval celts! Such a beautiful piece.

11th century Egyptian pendant. gold filigree. turquoise. love how the cloisonne method is similar to those used by medieval celts! Such a beautiful piece.

I was recently commissioned by friends to make some sea glass jewellery - here are the results.

I was recently commissioned by friends to make some sea glass jewellery - here are the results.