The jewels of the Ancient World. Part Two

The Sumerians skillfully alternated the multicolored stones and metals, achieving balanced color effects and combinations with great impact. The variety of models and ornaments is quite limited, but the craftsmanship, as evidenced by the preserved objects, reminds of the jeweler’s art tradition ...

The jewels of the Ancient World. Part One

Even in the Ancient World people have tried to look their best and therefore decorated their bodies with different types of adornments. In West Asia, the most common materials were the beads. Perhaps their purpose was such as it is today i.e were strung in order to make jewelry or hanged on clothes. ...

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The jewels that ancient people wore

Ancient Egypt (5550 BC to 33 BC). The jewels in style were the ones depicting scarabs, scrolls, flowers, birds, jackals, antelopes, tigers, etc. The jewels typically worn were pendants, amulets, necklaces, collars, bracelets, rings, all kinds of hair ornaments, ankle bracelets, diadems, breastplates ...
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