The Cypriot Shield clip-on earrings are inspired by the art of ancient Greece and Italy. The formal symmetry and simple elegance of classical Greek and Roman jewelry evolved during the Hellenistic period into more lavish designs. The Etruscans of central Italy further enhanced jewelry design of the classical world by incorporating delicate filigree and granulation beads.
The crescent or boat shape earring has been popular in jewelry since about 2500 B.C. Numerous variations of this basic design later appeared, particularly in the countries surrounding the Mediterranean.
Materials: Pewter with gold finish.
Height: 1" , Width: 1/2"
Made in the U.S.A.