A Pair of Roman Gold, Garnet, Coral and Amethyst Earrings, ca. 1st century CE
A Pair of Roman Gold, Garnet, Coral and Amethyst Earrings, ca. 1st century CE
A Pair of Roman Gold, Garnet, Coral and Amethyst Earrings, ca. 1st century CE

A Pair of Roman Gold, Garnet, Coral and Amethyst Earrings, ca. 1st century CE

RJ1421

Regular price$4,950 USD
/
  • Free USA shipping
    Free international shipping over $5,000

a lovely pair of earrings, constructed in two sections of high carat gold; the set with three hand-polished circular gemstones, the central stone of amethyst is flanked on either side by a garnet, whereas the lower section, adjoined by a loop, is set with a coral, garnet and amethyst gemstone, a twisted wire ear loop at back.  

Condition:   Intact and in very good condition overall

Dimensions:  Drop Length: 1.5 inches (3.81 cm)

Provenance:  Vernon Pick (1903 - 1986) private collection assembled in Switzerland in the late 1950's and then by descent to Pick's nephew, Mr. Jim Hanson, Minnesota. "Rags-to-Riches" Vernon Pick, a middle-aged electrician from Minnesota, turned uranium prospecting into a multimillion dollar proposition.  After nine months of fruitless prospecting, Pick discovered uranium 75 miles southwest of Green River, in Emery County in Utah on June 21, 1952.  He staked several claims and called them the Delta mines.  In Utah, he proved up 300,000 tons of ore that Time magazine called “one of the richest finds in the Colorado Plateau.”. Two years later Pick sold his mine to international financier Floyd Odlum for $9 million and a custom-converted PBY airplane. Odlum renamed the mine the Hidden Splendor, but soon after his purchase the highly touted vein pinched out. Local wags then dubbed the mine "Odlum's Hidden Blunder."

We ship Tuesday to Friday with FedEx and usually same day if your order is received before 2pm. Within the continental USA, packing, shipping and insurance is free. Depending on size and destination, delivery times range from one to five business days.

For overseas shipments we charge a small flat rate which includes packing, preparation of all customs paperwork, insurance and carrier fees in compliance with all USA and International customs requirements.  Overseas shipments are sent using either USPS Priority Mail or FedEx but contact us if you have a shipping preference. International customers are responsible for all duties and taxes. 

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Come Visit Us

Any item from this site may be viewed by appointment at our Washington, DC location

Tuesday - Friday between 11 am - 5 pm.

Phone: 202 342 0518