DescriptionOur necklace is based on a beaded original (Greek, about 400 B.C.) found in Pantikapaion that features fine gold granulation, an ancient form of jewelry ornamentation.
Produced in cooperation with the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg.
24K gold overlay, with lapis lazuli. Hook and eye closure. Adjusts from 17''L to 19''L with extender, length can vary slightly.
- 24K gold overlay
- Lapis lazuli
- Hook and eye closure
- Adjusts from 17L to 19''L with extender, length can vary slightly
Art HistoryJewelry 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, and buried with people at death. They were also offered as gifts to the gods at significant points in people’s lives. Greek jewelry, unlike that of the Egyptians or Romans, tended to include gemstones, often decorated with gold granulation.