Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Ancient Jewelry: Great Style Never Fades

A pearl and emerald earring dating back to the time of Jesus has been found outside the walls of Jerusalem.  The piece consists of a large pearl, inlaid with gold, with two drop emeralds and smaller pearls.  

It is remarkable for its preserved quality and precious nature.  It was likely worn by a wealthy person of the time.

What strikes me most about it is that it would not seem out of place in a jewelry boutique today.  

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