Roman Snake Ring - Solid-gold bracelets and rings in the form of snakes were among the most popular objects in Greek and Roman jewelry. The snakes symbolize fertility and were intended to ward off evil. Roman, 1st century

Roman Snake Ring - Solid-gold bracelets and rings in the form of snakes were among the most popular objects in Greek and Roman jewelry. The snakes symbolize fertility and were intended to ward off evil. Roman, 1st century

Roman Gold Ring, comprising of a band crafted with twisted gold strands representing a torque supporting a deep circular bezel decorated with fine filigree, set with a beautifully carved carnelian intaglio, dating to the 2nd/3rd Century AD

Roman Gold Ring, comprising of a band crafted with twisted gold strands representing a torque supporting a deep circular bezel decorated with fine filigree, set with a beautifully carved carnelian intaglio, dating to the 2nd/3rd Century AD

Gold Necklace recovered from Pompeii--how about a DIY version with mother-of-pearl drops instead of "coins"?

Gold Necklace recovered from Pompeii--how about a DIY version with mother-of-pearl drops instead of "coins"?

Greek gold bracelets for Olbia Treasures Elements: late 2nd century BC; Setting: 1st century BC (Greco-Roman). Gold, garnet, amethyst, emerald, pearl, chrysoprase, glass, enamel and modern replacements. This outstanding example of jewelry from the 1st-century-BC Greek colonies in the Black Sea region is purported to belong to the famed Olbia treasure, named for the town in present-day Ukraine in which it was discovered at the end of the 19th century.

Greek gold bracelets for Olbia Treasures Elements: late 2nd century BC; Setting: 1st century BC (Greco-Roman). Gold, garnet, amethyst, emerald, pearl, chrysoprase, glass, enamel and modern replacements. This outstanding example of jewelry from the 1st-century-BC Greek colonies in the Black Sea region is purported to belong to the famed Olbia treasure, named for the town in present-day Ukraine in which it was discovered at the end of the 19th century.

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