Ancient Roman Vibrant Green Glass Bead 100-200 AD

AboutThe Roman Jewelry

Apart from gold and other precious metals, Romans used glass to make their jewelry. Roman jewelry gives us an insight into the culture of this ancient country.

Just like other ancient civilizations, Rome also had its distinct strata of social classes. In the Roman society, jewelry was worn for indicating the social status of a person and attaching pieces of clothing rather than beautification. Gold was used by the artisans and jewelers for carving the adornments and jewelry as it was believed to be the metal of the Gods and supposed to have descended from the sun. Other than gold, the materials used in jewelry making were bronze, Roman glass, bone beads and precious gemstones which were excavated from far off places like Persia, Far East, Indus Valley, etc. Diamonds, emeralds and sapphires found their way from the silk route to the Roman land to appease the rich and mighty of this civilization.


Roman Glass

Roman jewelry has been described as an amalgamation of Eastern and Etruscan jewelry styles, combining the use of colored stones favored in the East with manipulated goldwork typical of Etruscan jewelry. The Romans greatly favored the use of
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