One of the oldest forms of body modification, ear piercing, dates back to the very beginning of time, with records showing that pierced ears were common from as early as 2000BC.
The custom was prevalent in Ancient Egypt, with Tutankhamun himself and his burial mask showing gold discs present on his ear lobes. There are many references to ear piercing in the bible, and sailors – who are famous for their body art – were said to have pierced one ear if they had either sailed around the world or crossed the equator.
Today earrings are worn by women, men and children alike and studs are one of the most favoured options. The Jewellery Auction to be held on the 2 September features many different styles such as lot 658, an unusual pair of rectangular cluster earrings.
Lot 659 is a pair of classic cluster stud earrings or lot 781 which is a pair of classic solitaire stud earrings.
Diamond earrings are a staple in anyone’s jewellery box and make the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one.
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