These reproduction earrings are inspired by original Sumerian jewelry from 2500 BC Mesopotamia. The striking combination of bright blue lapis lazuli and polished gold was particularly favored by Sumerians.
The Sumerians inhabited lower Mesopotamia between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers from the middle of the 4th millennium B.C. until about 1792 B.C. They learned early on how to shape gold, silver, copper and bronze into useful objects. Necklaces, other jewelry, boxes and statues richly embellished with gold and lapis were found among the many treasures excavated at the royal cemetery at Ur.
Featuring frosted lapis beads, these earrings are made from pewter and finished in a gold color. Lapis beads are about 10mm each. Earrings measure 1.5 inches long. Made in the USA
- Reproduction Sumerian earrings
- Hoop studs with gemstone beads
- Gold-colored pewter with frosted lapis
- Large lapis beads are 10mm
- Earrings measure about 1.5 inches long
- Made in the USA