One-of-a-Kind Antiquities Earrings with a Roman Coin
Gurhan is an avid collector of antiquities and antiques: roman coins, byzantine crosses, lava cameos, micro mosaics, viking bronzes and Japanese satsumas are among the many items transforms into jewelry.
"Collecting remnants of the past and recreating their future has been an obsession for me since my earliest days as a goldsmith. Nothing gives me more pleasure than to capture a piece of history and imagine the past lives that were touched by it. To then give that object a new life as jewelry is my way of honoring the past."
Primary Stone: Coin
- Weight: 1.40gm
- Shape: Round
- Cut: Cast
- Color: Bronze
- Country of Origin: Roman
- Provenance/Details: Roman imperial coin
All of our stones are ethically sourced in accordance with the standards set by the Kimberly Process
- Bezel: 24k Gold
- Earring Post / Clip / Hook: 22k Gold
As dedicated advocates of responsible sourcing, we strive to use recycled gold whenever we can. Our supplier certifies its sources so you can share our confidence in purchasing sustainable, responsible gold.
- Stone Setting: Bezel, open back
- Earring Backs: Hook
- Length: 1"
- Width: 12mm
- Construction: Solid
Pure gold is a soft, malleable metal and so Just like the ancient goldsmiths who used grains, sand and wood to provide structural integrity to their pieces, Gurhan uses today's versions of these substances to enable the hollow forms, like balls and lentils, ring shanks and large links, to retain their intended shapes. If a piece is made with either air or an organic filler inside, we denote it as “hollow“ so that you always know what you are buying. See our Quality Standards.