Sleek Must Haves - Estate 14k Gold Hoop Earrings (EE163)
Sleek Must Haves - Estate 14K Gold Hoop Earrings. These earrings are crafted from 14K yellow gold, hallmarked 14K Peru. They are smooth, and have a high polished finish. The clasp is a hinge back style, in perfect working order. These contemporary classics look stunning when worn, truly a wonderful gift or addition to any fine jewelry collection.
History: Gold was generally used for a couple thousand years solely to create things such as jewelry and idols for worship. This was until around 1500 BC when the ancient empire of Egypt, which benefited greatly from its gold-bearing region, Nubia, made gold the first official medium of exchange for international trade.
Hoop earrings originated in Africa, dating back to Nubia, a civilization that existed in the fourth century in what is now present day Sudan, according to Yekaterina Barbash, associate curator of Egyptian art at the Brooklyn Museum. In ancient Egypt, both men and women wore hoop earrings.
Measurements: 55.00 mm (diameter) 5.00 mm (width)
Weight: 9.10 grams
Condition: Excellent Note: Pristine
Date: Circa 1980