Cleopatra's Bling

'Aelia' Hoop Earrings

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Gold hoop 'Aelia' earrings, embellished with green resin beads. Inspired by the earring designs of the ancient Romans, these earrings take their name from the Empress Aelia Eudocia, a writer and a poet who grew up in Athens. When her father died he left her only 100 gold coins, reasoning that while her brothers would need a share of his estate, her beauty and reason would be enough for Aelia to make her own way in the world. His prediction proved true, for she married the Emperor of the East, and eventually became a saint.

Founded by Olivia Cummings, Cleopatra's Bling is the result of a life long love of travels and trinkets. With her time split between Melbourne, Paris and Istanbul - Olivia treasure hunts in the Istanbul Grand Bazaar for pieces that she hand-carves and reworks into new designs, with a hint of nostalgia.

Handcrafted and individually cast, each piece is unique, which we believe is what gives it its beauty.

Measurements: 2.5cm x 1.5cm

Made from 1.5 18K micron gold-plated over bronze

Nickel and lead free