Roman Period Jewellery Designs

Roman Period Jewellery Designs

by Shalina

One of the most popular styles of jewelry made-up by the Romans was gold hemispheres that were created into necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. The most common fact that is assumed by most is that the ancient Roman jewelry has a similar resembles to the Greek and Etruscan jewelry. However the fact is that there were new and ground-breaking designs and patterns were developed and resultant from other civilizations and remained entrenched all the way through Roman times.

One of the most popular styles of jewellery made-up by the Romans was gold hemispheres that were created into necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. The most common fact that is assumed by most is that the ancient Roman jewellery has a similar resembles to the Greek and Etruscan jewellery. However the fact is that there were new and ground-breaking designs and patterns were developed and resultant from other civilizations and remained entrenched all the way through Roman times.

Roman period jewellery designs and trend

roman jewelleryThe Roman inhabitants were extremely creative and skillful in designing their jewellery. However they still borrowed from Greek motifs. Palmettos, fleeing dogs and acanthus leaves, that were all of the Greek foundation, were over and over again seen in the design and different patterns of the Roman jewellery.

There has been a certain belief that the upper-class Roman women wore a considerable amount of jewellery. Most of the individuals belonging to the greater set of women in the Roman times used to be dressed in wide-ranging amounts of gold or carved stone that mostly included a seal stone for wax-sealing the important documents. A lone design that was persevered throughout the Roman history was known as the fibula which is simply an ordinary pin that was essentially used as a safety pin and as a clothing fastener. The fibula was frequently embroidered that came along with a cameo of a feminine bust or a winged Victory intaglio figurine.

Although roman mostly made use of gold, they sometimes also used bronze or bone and in earlier times, glass beads and pearl were often used. More than 2,000 years ago, Romans traded for sapphires from Sri Lankan and diamonds from India. They also made extensive use of emeralds and amber in their jewellery. In Roman-ruled England, fossilized wood that was referred to as the jet from Northern England was time and again engraved into pieces of jewellery. They worked in crude gold and fashioned clasps, necklaces, earrings and bracelets. They also produced superior and bigger pendants which could be filled with perfume.

The prehistoric Romans made use of a miscellaneous array of supplies and materials. This was for the reason that they had a huge access to an extensive multiplicity of innate resources that were available across the European and Mediterranean continents.

The designs and trends in roman jewellery during the antediluvian times

Roman jewellery at earlier times was also featured in gold plating over pewter, nickel or even lead. Apart from that, a lot of people in those times wore roman jewellery that includes beads or gems.

Most common piece of jewellery in the roman times

Roman brooches are referred to as the most common jewellery items or ornaments that were widely obtainable in a variety of forms that were quite popular in the earlier times of the untimely Rome.
Basically used to secure clothing together the roman created brooches that used to come with a tongue, pin, and while there were other that would feature a loop that could be attached to any garment. The main purposes behind making brooches were to hold the robes together. Supplies such as the Bronze, pearls, bone, emerald and glass beads were used, complementing the gold settings to make a wide variety of brooches with intricate and delicate designs. Apart from gold hemispheres fashioned into necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, brooches were considered to be a popular style of jewellery invented by the Romans. Roman also thought of brooches to decorate women’s garments and attires in an extra-ordinary way. Most of the roman fashion accessories were commonly used by the aristocracy in the Victorian Era. A range of roman brooches chiefly comprises of costume brooches available at those times included the pins, designer and signed brooches studded with semi precious gems and stones, beads and much more.

Roman bracelets

There was a lot of use of different supplies such as stones and glass in order to make exclusive Roman bracelets. People were strangely attracted to the most precious and semi-precious gem stones to make open band roman bracelets. There were pieces of pearls and rubies entwined and cut in an artistic form.

One of the major trends followed in the roman gold bracelets designs were the ones that were shaped and twisted in the form of coiling snakes.

Even the gold bracelet that came with a firm round hoop with rectangular cross section was quite well known. They were spirally warped; sledge hammered flat at one end with an encircling opening and other ends were left pointed.Earrings

The simpler type roman earnings that had gained immense popularity were the earnings where the ends were hooked together, or at times were also fixed with a pendant club or a bezel-set tapering stone. Apart from these there were also an assortment of variations in the hoop with a shield-like ornamentation or similar to the hanging pendant. Some hoops used to come in the form of animal or a human head and beads which is a basic style that is consequent from Egypt and the East during the Hellenistic period. These designs and trends have been prevailing right all the way from the second century. Most earrings at the roman period used to come with had long, S-shaped hooks for insertion into the earlobe.

Roman armlets

A roman armlet is a type of jewellery that is worn around the arm and has its roots since ancient civilizations. Silver, Gold, bronze, copper were some of the type of material used in large scale at those times to make durable and long lasting armlets.

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