Lapis and pearl earrings

    SKU: cmcn446600

    £35.00 Members' price *


    These drop earrings feature Lapis Lazuli gemstones and gold pearls, with a Sterling silver fish hook closure.

    They form part of a special collection designed exclusively for the British Museum by Caroline Haelterman from the Real Pearl Company. Extensively researching Ancient Roman gemstone jewellery, the range has been inspired by the intricate and beautiful jewellery discovered by archaeologists. Lapis Lazuli gemstones, as featured here, were popular in ancient Roman jewellery; they believed that the gemstone was a powerful aphrodisiac.

    The matching necklace is also available to purchase online.


    Pearls are soft and delicate because they are organic and produced by a living thing. However when well cared for, they will maintain their lustre for centuries. The best way to maintain their lustre is to wear the pearls often, and wipe them down with a soft cloth afterward- pearls absorb the oils from skin, which helps keep them moist. Pearls should be stored in a cloth pouch or jewellery bag, separated from other jewellery to prevent nicks or chipping. The pearls should not come in contact with cosmetics, hairspray, perfume, chlorinated water, or other harsh chemicals. To keep them clean, let them be the last item put on when dressing, and the first item taken off at the end of an evening.


    Product code: cmcn446600
    Exhibition: Pompeii and Herculaneum
    World culture: Ancient Rome
    Details: Gift-boxed
    Material: Lapis Lazuli beads, gold pearls and Sterling silver ear wires
    Size: 3.4cm (total length) x 0.7cm (wide)
    Weight: 0.02kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

    This price is inclusive of VAT

    Every purchase supports the Museum

    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.

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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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