A pair Near Eastern Gold and Garnet Bead Earrings, ca 550 - 100 BC

an elegant pair of earrings that fall from an antique 14k gold clasp, alternating drop pattern begins with antique gold beads with twisted braids of gold that border the stringing holes atop each hemisphere, from the braids begin scalloped patterns that meet at the beads' equator and create a visible confrontation line, the gold beads are coupled with ancient ovular disc shaped garnet beads of a deep reddish-purple.   Just beautiful!

Condition:  All beads are intact and in excellent condition overall

Dimensions:  Overall drop length: 2.3 inches (5.9 cm)

Provenance:  Acquired in Jerusalem in the 1960's, thereafter in a private NY family collection.

All photos copyright Kornbluth Photography, Maryland


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