Carnelian stud earrings

    SKU: cmcn444310

    £70.00 Members' price *


    These stud earrings feature a design inspired by exquisite Roman antiquities excavated in Italy, interperented in 14 carat gold overlay with carnelian gemstones.

    The original, which this design is based on, currently resides in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. It is a necklace made by the Castellani family, a well-known Italian jewellers, sometime before 1925. Its design combines ancient carnelian scarabs (beetle shapes) with granulated gold.

    For much of the 19th century in Rome (circa 1814–1927), three generations of the Castellani family manufactured fine gold jewellery. The studio’s most renowned designs, which they called archaeological jewelry, were inspired by antiquities excavated in Italy. Castellani’s striking jewelry often featured granulation, an exacting method of fusing tiny droplets of gold to the surface, as well as intricate micromosaics, elaborate enameling, and carved gemstones.


    Product code: cmcn444310
    Exhibition: Pompeii and Herculaneum
    World culture: Ancient Rome
    Details: For pierced ears
    Material: 14k gold overlay with carnelian cabochons
    Size: 1.9cm (long) x 1.3cm (wide)
    Weight: 0.135kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

    This price is inclusive of VAT

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    Rest of the world: 10 to 28 working days.

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