Category: jewelry

It is made of pure gold, so its not just large but heavy too. Also I am not quite sure how it would stay on.

Made in Tulungagung during Java’s Late Classic Period, 1000s to 1300s CE.

Answer: just under 15 feet long (4.9 meters)!

This Philippines “kamagi” necklace actually 12 necklaces strung together. The places where each necklace comes together is marked by small, colored stones.
The individual necklaces are pretty impressive on their own. Because they are made of smooth, interlocking beads the necklaces are flexible, almost snakelike (as you can see in the second photo).

An Alphonse Mucha necklace in the Art Nouveau style. Made of opal, cabochon sapphire, pearl, and gold. 1905.

40 cool snaps capture ‘50s ladies wearing necklaces.

Pearls have long been considered a precious gem. They were presented as gifts to Chinese royalty as early as 2300 BCE! And we know they were used as adornment from ancient times because a fragment of pearl jewelry was found in a Persian princess’ sarcophagus dating to around 420 BCE.

Made of gold with lapis lazuli, it was probably worn by Ramesses II

(reigned circa 1279-1213 BCE)

before being buried with him. It had a hinge allowing to easily be taken off. And it was decorated with a pair of ducks’ heads, because gold and lapis lazuli aren’t fancy enough for a pharaoh.

It’s from Egypt’s 19th dynasty! Circa 1295–1185 BCE. The orange and blue frogs are made of glass, separated by glass beads.

This was once worn in someone’s ear! It is an early Classic Maya ceramic ear flare, with the painted image of a deity.

Circa 300 – 600 CE.

The San Francisco Examiner, California, March 13, 1932

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These beautiful earrings are made of nephrite jade, and were crafted around 500 BCE in the Philippines!