Roman Earrings

$80.00
About Details Inspiration

The pretty twisted detail is the only adornment on these petite hoops, which are so comfortable you probably won't remove them very much.  To do so, don't forcefully pull the hoop open.  Instead, twist it side-to-side when you put it on and take it off, which will maintain the circular shape.

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  • Made by hand in our Brooklyn studio. 
  • Materials: Yellow gold fill or 14k yellow gold.
  • Measurements: 1/2" hoops.

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Ancient Romans adored jewelry, and almost everyone owned some.  Warriors and merchants wore monogrammed rings, togas were closed with gem-studded clasps, and women (and men) wore all kinds of ear adornment.  Years ago, I approached a Roman antiquities dealer and excitedly acquired a 2000-year-old pair of twisted wire hoop earrings. They were intended to be worn for a person's entire life - the jeweler would pierce the earlobe with a gold wire, then permanently bend it and fasten it closed.  They inspired this design. 

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About Details Inspiration

The pretty twisted detail is the only adornment on these petite hoops, which are so comfortable you probably won't remove them very much.  To do so, don't forcefully pull the hoop open.  Instead, twist it side-to-side when you put it on and take it off, which will maintain the circular shape.

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more

  • Made by hand in our Brooklyn studio. 
  • Materials: Yellow gold fill or 14k yellow gold.
  • Measurements: 1/2" hoops.

less
more

Ancient Romans adored jewelry, and almost everyone owned some.  Warriors and merchants wore monogrammed rings, togas were closed with gem-studded clasps, and women (and men) wore all kinds of ear adornment.  Years ago, I approached a Roman antiquities dealer and excitedly acquired a 2000-year-old pair of twisted wire hoop earrings. They were intended to be worn for a person's entire life - the jeweler would pierce the earlobe with a gold wire, then permanently bend it and fasten it closed.  They inspired this design. 

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more