These were part of my samples for an earrings class I taught at Metals Week in Idyllwild. A woman really wanted to buy them but I warned her they were heavy. So, I told her she had to wear them for a half day before I would sell them. She came back with a smile and said they were just perfect. Remember when you were young enough to wear uncomfortable shoes? Hmmmm.... They are examples of symmetrical balance. By Connie Fox.
Gold signet ring with a representation of the Sacred Marriage. This important Minoan cult ritual focused on the union of the divine couple was related to the seasonal renewal of the forces of nature. From Thebes, Boeotia, Late Helladic IIB-IIIA period (second half of the 15th-14th c. BC).
Byzantine gold pendant with pearls Ca 700 A.D. gold pendant with tear drop cabochon garnet in the middle.Original attached loop on top.3 natural pearls . The pearls are exceptional quality. Measurements : 39 mm including the hanging pearl. Without the pearl but including the loop 24 mm
Gold earring with agate bead Period: Late Republican–Early Imperial Date: late 1st century B.C.–2nd century A.D. Culture: Roman Medium: Gold, agate Dimensions: Other: 1 9/16 in. (4 cm) Classification: Gold and Silver Credit Line: The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76 Accession Number: 74.51.3936