• Roman Crotalia earrings - pearls and gold

    Pearl – Natural, Rough, White

    Crotalia earrings like these were popular pieces of jewelry in Imperial Roman times because the pearl pendants jingled when worn. Gold and pearls. Roman, 1st century CE, 2.9 cm. Rogers Fund, 1920. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Public Domain. (Cropped to show detail).

    Article: Pearl Value, Price, and Jewelry Information

    Credit: Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Natural or man madeNatural
    Jewelry typeEarrings
    Gem StateRough