AUD $130.00
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Roman Coin & Pearl Earrings

Sorry, this unique pair of earrings is no longer available. However, we may stilll have a similar pair in Tourmaline.

 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 white Freshwater Pearls. I've used these beause the Romans valued pearls highly, it's said Julius Caesar may have been partly tempted to invade Britain because it was a source for Pearls. (And remember Pearls don't like alcohol and should be wrapped seperately to avoid marking them.)

I've used a small Australian made 12 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. I suggest you get someone to measure your lobe from your piercing to the edge, upto 12 mm you'll be fine. We may have larger sleepers in stock soon, too.

Avoid polishing the coin (you'll only remove its age) and the Pearl, 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.

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

Size: H 42 mm x W 18 mm (body without sleeper is 31 mm)

Weight: 8 grams