Jewelery from past epochs

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Roman jewelry

Our range includes pendants in gold, silver or bronze, filigree necklaces and classical decorative earrings.

Both women and men loved to wear jewelry made from gold, silver or bronze, with colourful glass beads, wonderful necklaces, brooches or rings, precious ornaments, lucky charms, and precious gems. The Roman-Shop has a wealth of jewelry which are all made according to original finds. The Roman treasure jewelry box holds what adorned necks, arms, hands, ears and hair in Roman times.

Amalgamated gold

Jewelry and decorative items have a long history: already during the late bronze and early iron age, in the years 2500 to 500 B.C., artisans produced a rich range of earrings, bracelets and necklaces, as we know them, for example, from the Minoans in Crete. In the classical period, they added chains, thin spirals made of braided wire, petals and flower like sheet metal which were popular at that time. Goldsmiths used gold granulates, as they were still used during the Middle Ages. The finest and smallest gold beads were laid on golden backgrounds and only connected thinly so that light and shadow added to the colours. The Etruscans were famous throughout the world for their granulation works. Filigree jewelry remained popular with the Romans. These were art items made from fine, bent or soldered gold, silver, copper and iron wires which looked like foliage, arabesques, and the like. As in ancient times, still today Roman and Florentine filigree jewelry is highly appreciated.

Jewelry with coins

In Roman times, jewelry was often decorated not with inserted stones as today, but more often with spirals, naturalistic patterns, octopuses, starfish, or butterflies. In addition, coins attained popularity. Our archaeological findings show a whole range of jewelry with small golden discs and long oval plates that were adorned with fine rosettes. From the 3rd century A.D. onwards, we also find necklaces and arm bands, decorated with gold coins.

Each piece of jewelry is unique

All our jewelry is made on the basis of antique Roman models women and men wore in Roman times. They are decorative treasures, handmade in the traditional lost-wax process (as also used in metal and glass casts) and are all manufactured in Germany, supporting a local charity organisation. Thus, each piece of jewelry is unique, as each form can only be used once. They are all made exactly as already in antiquity, by modelling the jewelry in a wax model which then is filled by fluid bronze metal of 1300 degrees celsius which melts away the wax. Note, to open your treasure chest you only need to click once, and you begin your journey of discovery.