Some Earring History

23 Feb

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Who would have thought there is so much history behind a simple pair of earrings? But, of course, most jewelry fanatics know how important earrings are for a total look. It seems the Egyptians and Romans agreed.

From "All You Ever Wanted To Know About Earrings But Were Afraid to Ask" written by John Lewis of Love2Have and Earrings UK.

"The oldest earrings ever found by archaeologists were discovered in royal graves in Iraq and date back to around 2500 BC. Gold, silver and bronze hoop earrings have also been found dating back to 2000 BC in Crete. [...]

In the 2nd century during the Roman Empire, earrings became a popular way for rich women to show off their wealth and the use of precious gemstones in the jewellery also became more popular."

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