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Women's Metallic Roman Earrings (silver)

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Ancient Romans adored jewellery, 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 (see the detail pic below). They were intended to be worn for a person's entire life - the jeweller would pierce the earlobe with a gold wire, then permanently bend it and fasten it closed. They inspired this design. The pretty twining detail remains in the form of a closure, which allows you to remove them. Although they're 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 their circular shape. We're offering these 1/2" hoops in sterling silver, rose or yellow gold fill, and 14K rose or yellow gold. Choose your finish from the drop-down menu below. About)). 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. Details)). Made by hand in our Brooklyn studio. Materials: Sterling silver. Measurements: 1/2" hoops. Inspiration)). Ancient Romans adored jewellery, 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 jeweller would pierce the earlobe with a gold wire, then permanently bend it and fasten it closed. They inspired this design. Color: metallic

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