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Ancient Roman Gold and Garnet Hoop Earrings

About Details
These Ancient Roman hoop earrings are fashioned from hollow 18k gold with round garnet beads. Earrings like these were designed to be worn all the time and infrequently (if ever) removed. The earring is put on by straightening the pointed wire and inserting through the pierced ear, threading the wire through the coil, and then closing it in a loop. It probably can be done at home with a dexterous hand and a pair of pliers, but if that process sounds intimidating, you might consider asking a body piercer to assist you. Or alternatively, there earrings come with contemporary gold posts that can be attached at the top and can be worn as drops rather than hoops.

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  • Materials: test as 18k, garnet beads
  • Age: c 1-2 AD
  • Condition: Good - shape of each earring is slightly different; surface wear
  • Size: about 5/8" length
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About Details
These Ancient Roman hoop earrings are fashioned from hollow 18k gold with round garnet beads. Earrings like these were designed to be worn all the time and infrequently (if ever) removed. The earring is put on by straightening the pointed wire and inserting through the pierced ear, threading the wire through the coil, and then closing it in a loop. It probably can be done at home with a dexterous hand and a pair of pliers, but if that process sounds intimidating, you might consider asking a body piercer to assist you. Or alternatively, there earrings come with contemporary gold posts that can be attached at the top and can be worn as drops rather than hoops.

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more

  • Materials: test as 18k, garnet beads
  • Age: c 1-2 AD
  • Condition: Good - shape of each earring is slightly different; surface wear
  • Size: about 5/8" length
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more