Since the Romans had a sea route connected to Europe and the Mediterranean area they had wide variety of materials to create fine jewelry. The Romans used metals like gold and bronze in their jewelry, these were studded with pearls, animal bones normal glass beads and some emeralds have also been seen. These ancient jewelry were made into hand bracelets, neck-chains earrings etc.
Designs of ancient Roman jewelry were similar to Etruscan and Greek jewelry. The Roman ladies wore heavy jewelry, whereas the men folk only put on a ring or two. The snake design in the form of an amulet or an armlet was one of the popular Roman designs of that era. Mostly gold was used and stones were embedded into them.
Another form, in which ancient jewelry was used during the Roman era, was through death. After death, the Mummy and his/her casket was adorned heavily with jewelry and clothing. This custom existed among the well-to-do or elite class of that time. Thus we can conclude by saying that ancient-ethnic Roman jewelry was at the peak, during the 1st and 2nd centuries.
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