- Fantasy Crystal Roman Aetheria Earrings.
- Made in the USA - The work of Shelley Cooper and Sweet Romance.
- Approximately 1 1/8 inches long x 1/2 inch width.
- French Hook style for pierced ears only.
- Bronze metal finish with crystals.
- Signed Sweet Romance USA.
Named for the Roman minor Goddess (or nymph) Aetheria (Egeria, Etheria), these lovely earrings sparkle with crystals.
Any Goddess would love to wear such beauties!
Egeria (Latin: Ēgeria) was a nymph attributed a legendary role in the early history of Rome as a divine consort and counselor of the Sabine second king of Rome, Numa Pompilius, to whom she imparted laws and rituals pertaining to ancient Roman religion. Her name is used as an eponym for a female advisor or counselor..
Described sometime as a "mountain nymph" (Plutarch), she is usually regarded as a water nymph and somehow her cult also involved some link with childbirth, like the Greek goddess Ilithyia.
Shelley Cooper is a jewelry artist, designer, historian, and businesswoman who has nurtured a love of antique jewelry into a flourishing design and manufacturing company that exquisitely produces the original collections of Sweet Romance. Her designs, derived from a life-long study of antique and vintage jewelry, radiate the authenticity and spirit of many eras of fashion history.
The collection's legacy designs enfold stories and memoirs about jewelry, the women who inspired it, and the historical times that gave it expression. These storylines illuminate the lives and times of queens and consorts, fashion doyennes and socialites, vamps and starlets, dreamers and romantics, and our great-grandmothers.
Shelley’s designs convince the eye of old treasures rediscovered, continually interpreting fashion trends of yesterday and today.