Roses have long been symbols of love, beauty, war and politics. According to fossil evidence, the rose is 35 million years old. Garden cultivation of roses began some 5,000 years ago, probably in China. During the Roman period, roses were grown extensively in the Middle East. Roses were in such high demand during the 17th century that royalty considered roses or rose water as legal tender, and they were often used as barter and for payments. Cultivated roses were introduced into Europe from China in the late 18th century, and most modern-day roses can be traced back to this ancestry.
- These three-dimensional, gold-plated charms are embedded with crystals and have been treated with a protective coating to help prolong their shiny finish.
- Earring Length: ~2″
- The gold-plated, stainless steel earwires are nickel-free and lead-free.
1 in stock