Bronze Pyrite and Ancient Roman Glass Earrings, Sterling Silver

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Incredible pieces of ancient Roman Glass are topped by stacks of smooth square bronze pyrite nuggets in these unique, one-of-a-kind earrings. The glass is pale greenish aqua, with raw, earthy calcification on both sides. They are embellished with a simple sterling silver spiral and tiny silver spacer at the bottom of the glass beads. A subtle iridescence is present on the calcification, and can be seen at different angles. Discovered by an excavation team in Afghanistan, the glass is estimated to be between 900 - 1200 years old. It was found in the marketplace of a long buried city. The calcification is the result of centuries beneath the sandy earth. Unbroken specimens were sent to museums across the world, while smaller broken pieces were hand-cut into beads. The pale aqua shades of the glass are striking against the dark golden bronze color of the pyrite. The calcification offers tones of cream, yellow, and brown. As with most of my earrings, these are lightweight and easy to wear. They'll be the most perfect accessory with jeans and sweaters this fall and winter, and with your office wear all year long. The variety of earthy colors will go with just about anything in your closet. * Earrings hang 1.75" (4.4cm) and 1.6" (4cm) * Roman Glass = 9.5mm (.37") x 14.5mm (.57") (Thickness = 4-6mm depending on placement of gauge) * Bronze Pyrite cubes = Approx. 5x5mm (each one is slightly different size and shape.) I can switch these over to other styles of findings (earwires) if you prefer something different. Following are the available options: * Sterling Silver Hinged Leverbacks (US US $5.00 extra - add to cart) * Sterling Silver Clip On (US US US $12.00 extra - add to cart) * Sterling Silver Posts With a Ball (Advise me of preference at time of purchase.) * Surgical Steel Fish Hook/French Hook (Advise me of preference at time of purchase.) See "Earwire Options Section" to purchase items with additional cost. They'll arrive beautifully packaged and ready to open, or ready for gift giving. Questions will be quickly and happily responded to either by using the "Contact Seller" link on this page, or by emailing me at nightskyjewelry@artfire.com Thanks so much! SB688