Cypriot Carnelian earrings

    SKU: cmcn380790

    £130.00 Members' price *


    Inspired by a pair of 5th–4th century B.C. earrings, the design of our Cypriot Carnelian earrings reflects the boat- shaped construction of the original.

    Featuring carnelian mounted in gold settings, a filigree motif was applied to the design. The original earrings are embellished with granulation, an ancient form of ornamentation in which tiny grains of gold are fused to an underlying surface metal. Such a combination of a gold setting and a semi-precious stone, while familiar in rings, is not characteristic of mainland Greek jewellery of the Classical period, but rather jewellery from the East, where colored stones and glass were used with gold beginning as early as the Archaic period (ca. 700–480 B.C.).


    Product code: cmcn380790
    Details: Please note, pierced earrings cannot be returned for hygiene reasons.
    Material: Sterling silver, with 24ct gold overlay and carnelian. Pierced, with gold-filled ear wires.
    Size: Length: 2.8cm
    Weight: 0.009kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

    This price is inclusive of VAT

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    Delivery & returns

    Delivery charges: are calculated depending on the weight (kg) and destination of the order. The order total is displayed on the payment page before you confirm your order.

    Estimated Delivery times:
    UK and Europe: 5 - 14 working days.
    Rest of the world: 10 to 28 working days.

    Premium delivery: is available at the checkout for UK addresses only.

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    If for any reason you are not entirely happy with books and other products purchased from the shop, we will refund the value of the goods supplied. Please contact Customer Services directly on 0800 218 2222 (or from abroad on +44 (0)20 7079 0970) for individual advice.

    Unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds or exchanges on pierced earrings for hygiene reasons, unless they are faulty.

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