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Roman Coin & Garnet Earrings

 Sorry, these unique earrings are no longer available. However, we may still have some others using Ancient Coins.

This pair of dangling earrings feature an ancient Imperial Roman bronze coin, dating to between 1st - 4th century AD, and found in Yugoslavia. We've had them hand set into Sterling Silver for us in Indonesia.

Back in our workshop I've then added more small finely hand granulated silver beads and a pair of round deep "pomegranate"* Garnet beads. I've specifically used these because the Romans valued Garnets both for their colour and as a symbol of Fidelity, I've chosen a round shiny Garnet as faceted stones weren't used until the late Middle Ages.

I've used a small Australian made 10 mm Sterling Silver sleeper instead of an earwire as it adds a clean simplicity combined with extra security. Being a sleeper they are designed to move smoothly through your piercing without any part catching, the hinge and catch are invisible. (you can get us to swap it to an earwire for you or if you like them you can remove your own wires and move these from pair to pair as needed, they are really easy and comfortable to wear

Avoid polishing the coin (you'll only remove its age), but you can carefully use a dry Silver Polishing Cloth to bring up the highlights on the silver. Don't use liquids or cream polishes.

* Yes, the name Garnet is derived from "granat" the colour and the obvious similarity between the stone and the seeds of the Pomegranate.

Age: Coin 1st - 4th Century AD, silver contemporary.

Size: H 39 mm x W 13 mm (body without sleeper is 31 mm)

Weight: 6 grams