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Jewelry and Parures
ANCIENT PAIR OF GOLD EARRINGS WITH GARNET
Ancient ethnic jewelry and parures

 

Object :
Nº 460
Medium :
Stone Gold
Dimensions :
Height without the clasp: 5.3 cm (2") - Weight: 19.20 g (0.6 oz)

Pair of 24-karat earrings in the form of a bunch of grapes made up of 5 granulated spheres, the last one separated by a horizontal ring, and surmounted by a crescent ornamented with a very beautiful garnet cabochon. This jewel is absolutely wearable.

The spherical ornamentation of these earrings and their granulation recalls a pomegranate. Attribute of the Roman goddesses of love (Venus) and marriage (Juno), this fruit is the symbol of fertility and prosperity, and also rebirth.