Jewelery

When Roman rule came to Greece, no change in jewellery designs was detected. However, by 27 BC, Greek designs have been heavily influenced by the Roman tradition. Numerous polychrome butterfly pendants on silver foxtail chains, courting from the first century, have been discovered close to Olbia, with only one instance ever found anywhere else. Jewellery in Greece was hardly worn and was largely used for public appearances or on special events. It was regularly given as a gift and was predominantly worn by ladies to indicate their wealth, social status, and beauty. The jewelry was often supposed to provide the wearer safety from the “Evil Eye” or endowed the owner with supernatural powers, while others had a religious symbolism. [newline]Older items of jewelry that have been discovered were dedicated to the Gods.

In Roman-ruled England, fossilised wood known as jet from Northern England was usually carved into items of jewellery. …