Beautiful pair of Roman style earrings with freshwater pearl and amethysts. French ear wire and metal components are nickel free.
My Roman earrings are based on pairs made in the first century A.D., during the Early Imperial period of ancient Rome. This type of earring was known as crotalia (from the Greek word for rattle or castanets) because the pearl pendants would produce a jingling noise when worn. Earrings of this type were extremely popular with ancient Roman ladies, and numerous examples have been found at Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Vase in background is not included.