Friday, February 22, 2013

Roman Earrings

From Arthur's Home Magazine 1860

"Roman ear rings, about one and a half inches in diameter, in the form of a square edged, thick ring of massive gold, with the edges chased"
I find these earrings to be very interesting. Not because they are closed hoops, but because I don't "see" how they would be put on. The French wire is the most prevalent post used in this time but it is not illustrated as such. Obviously the artist took liberty in this engraving.