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Loren Nicole

Cleopatra Large Hoop Earrings

$7,480.00
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    From the designers Nebu: Sands of Gold collection, these beautiful large hoop earrings are inspired by ancient Egyptian styles. Black anodized aluminum is set in 22K gold and can be worn with either the black or gold disc facing outward. Beautiful granulation beading work adorns the top of each side.  Handmade in California. 2.5 inch hoop. Also available in a 1 inch hoop. Please contact us for details.

    “These earrings are inspired by an early Egyptian wall painting, in which several women are wearing large gold hoop earrings of a similar shape. There is a more ornate style earring that appears during the 18th dynasty, featuring a half circle element to hug the earlobe.” — Loren Nicole 

     


     

    Loren began her career in archaeology working on numerous digs in Central and South America researching ancient civilizations of northern Peru and then as a conservator for ancient and ethnographic textiles at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) in New York City. It was there where what began as a curiosity to better understand objects of the past, developed into a passion for ancient metalsmithing that ultimately eclipsed her academic interests and resulted in the launch of her inaugural collection in Summer 2016.

    Her love of the past and studied approach continues to be visible in her work, whether through researching museum collections of ancient chains to experimenting and perfecting her approach to chain making, or by employing the 3500 year old technique of granulation.

     

    These Egyptian revival earrings are both classic yet so distinct, they are sure to be treasured for generations to come.