Roman Luxe Sterling Silver Earrings
The shape of these earrings is typical of a design found throughout the provinces of the Roman Empire, where they were a particularly popular design. Sterling silver shaped with pearls.
- 1/2" wide x 7/8" long
The originals of these silver earrings with pearls date to the 1st to 3rd century CE and are now in the Museum of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design. The harmoniously designed crescent-shaped earrings are enhanced by cultured pearls. They are representative of a fashionable style of earring found throughout the provinces of the Roman Empire, from Britain, throughout the Mediterranean and as far east as Roman Egypt where they can be seen in many portraits of the period.
Sterling silver will retain its luster for years and frequent wearing of your jewelry will help prevent tarnishing. We recommend polishing your sterling silver jewelry with a dry silver polishing cloth available at most grocery or hardware stores. We do not recommend polishing with silver polish as this may remove the antiquing. When you are not wearing your jewelry, storing your silver in the jewelry bag in which it came will help prevent tarnishing.