Jewelry was a sign of wealth and prestige in Greek culture, and it played an essential role in life, ritual, and death. Women wore the conventional earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings, as well as the more extravagant wreaths, diadems, and breast pendants. Jewelry was present during marriage and births, buried with people at death, and were also offered as gifts to the gods at significant points in peoples lives.
Our lapis lazuli adorned bracelet is based on a beaded necklace (Greek, about 400 B.C.) found in Pantikapaion. The original necklace features fine gold granulation, an ancient form of jewelry ornamentation. Greek jewelry, unlike that of the Egyptians or Romans, tended to include gemstones, often decorated with gold granulation. Produced in cooperation with the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg. 24K gold overlay, with lapis lazuli. Made in the USA. Lobster claw closure. 7 1/2”L x 3/8”W.
24K gold overlay
Made in the USA
Lobster claw closure
7 1/2”L x 3/8”W