Gold Hoop Earrings with Garnets

Culture: Greek
Period: 4th-3rd century B.C.
Material: Gold, garnets
Dimensions: 3.2 cm in diameter; each 3.6 gram
Price: 4 000 Euro
Ref: 2558
Provenance: Collection Karawani, Paris, France, acquired in the 1970s. Thence in a family estate.
Condition: Intact
Description: Wonderfully preserved pair of gold hoop earrings from the early period of Hellenism. The circular earrings of round gold wire with an eyelet at one end and a hooked loop at the other end. The outside of the gold wire is abundantly adorned with granules in grape-shape and gold beads with granules in shape of pomegranates. Right below the clasp a drop-shaped setting framed by granules, with an inlayed garnet. These wonderfully preserved earrings are still wearable today. It is recommended to have modern pins custom-made to avoid opening the ancient clasp.