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Ancient Jewelry

Worn for much more than just personal adornment, jewelry has played an important role in culture and civilization since the earliest times. Travel back through more than 6,000 years of history as you explore these unique, quality pieces that have lasted many lifetimes and truly stand out.   Originating from Egypt, Mesopotamia, Persia, Levant, the Byzantine Empire, and the Islamic Middle East, from 4000 B.C.E. through 1200 C.E., talented artisans, fueled by their labor of love, crafted these unique pieces.  A feast for the eyes, intricate craftsmanship never stops rewarding its owner — in feel, value, and durability.  When you buy ancient jewelry from Sands of Time, you are buying a beautiful investment.

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A Royal Egyptian Steatite Scaraboid, Third Intermediate Period, ca. 1069 - 945 BCE, set as a pendantA Royal Egyptian Steatite Scaraboid, Third Intermediate Period, ca. 1069 - 945 BCE, set as a pendant
Two Egyptian Diorite Wedjat Amulets, set as earrings, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCETwo Egyptian Diorite Wedjat Amulets, set as earrings, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE
A Roman Glass Eye Bead set as a Pendant, Roman Period, ca. 1st century BCEA Roman Glass Eye Bead set as a Pendant, Roman Period, ca. 1st century BCE
An Egyptian Millefiori and Mosaic Glass Beads, Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st century BCE/CEAn Egyptian Millefiori and Mosaic Glass Beads, Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st century BCE/CE
A pair of fine Greek Solid Silver Pins, Classical Period, ca. 5th century BCEA pair of fine Greek Solid Silver Pins, Classical Period, ca. 5th century BCE
A Persian Gold Arrow-Shaped Pendant, Parthian Period, ca.  200 BCE - 200 CEA Persian Gold Arrow-Shaped Pendant, Parthian Period, ca.  200 BCE - 200 CE
A Huari Sheet Silver Pendant, ca. 700 - 1000 CEA Huari Sheet Silver Pendant, ca. 700 - 1000 CE
Two Egyptian faience Wedjet Eye Amulet set as earrings, Late Period, ca 664 - 525 BCETwo Egyptian faience Wedjet Eye Amulet set as earrings, Late Period, ca 664 - 525 BCE
A large Medieval Bronze Cross Pendant, Crusader Period, ca. 1000 - 1500 CE
A Gold Ring with Roman Garnet Intaglio of Mercury, Flavian Period, ca. 65 - 85 CEA Gold Ring with Roman Garnet Intaglio of Mercury, Flavian Period, ca. 65 - 85 CE
An Islamic Gold Bead Pendant Necklace, Seljuk Period, ca. 11th - 12th centuryAn Islamic Gold Bead Pendant Necklace, Seljuk Period, ca. 11th - 12th century
A Roman Glass Millefiori Bead, Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st century CEA Roman Glass Millefiori Bead, Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st century CE
A Roman Carnelian and Garnet Necklace with Amphora Shaped Pendants, ca. 2nd - 3rd century CEA Roman Carnelian and Garnet Necklace with Amphora Shaped Pendants, ca. 2nd - 3rd century CE
A pair of Late Byzantine gold Drop Earrings, ca. 5th century CEA pair of Late Byzantine gold Drop Earrings, ca. 5th century CE
A fine Roman Gold and Sardonyx Cameo Finger Ring, Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st century CEA fine Roman Gold and Sardonyx Cameo Finger Ring, Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st century CE
* A Roman Intaglio Ringstone of Aphrodite, Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st century CE* A Roman Intaglio Ringstone of Aphrodite, Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st century CE
A Costa Rican Greenstone Axe God Pendant, Early Classic Period, ca. 100 - 600 CEA Costa Rican Greenstone Axe God Pendant, Early Classic Period, ca. 100 - 600 CE
A Roman Bronze Licinius I follis (ca. 308 - 324 CE) set in a later silver braceletA Roman Bronze Licinius I follis (ca. 308 - 324 CE) set in a later silver bracelet
A Mezcala Serpentine Miniature Figure Pendant, Pre-Classic Period, ca. 300 - 100 BCEA Mezcala Serpentine Miniature Figure Pendant, Pre-Classic Period, ca. 300 - 100 BCE
A pair of Persian gold Earrings, ca. 550 - 330 BCE
A Phoenician Yellow Glass Face Pendant, ca. 3rd - 1st century BCEA Phoenician Yellow Glass Face Pendant, ca. 3rd - 1st century BCE
An Egyptian Faience Lion Faience Terminal, New Kingdom, ca. 1550 - 1069 BCEAn Egyptian Faience Lion Faience Terminal, New Kingdom, ca. 1550 - 1069 BCE
Silver Ring of St Anthony with Tau Cross, ca 16th century or earlierSilver Ring of St Anthony with Tau Cross, ca 16th century or earlier
"How’d you get so funky?" A 1976 King Tut MMA 18K Gold Exhibition Ring"How’d you get so funky?" A 1976 King Tut MMA 18K Gold Exhibition Ring
An Exhibited Egyptian Faience Broad Collar Necklace, Late Old Kingdom, ca. 2345–2181 BCEA rare Egyptian Faience Broad Collar Necklace, Late Old Kingdom, ca. 2345–2181 BCE - Sands of Time Ancient Art
An Important Persian Eye Agate Pectoral, Parthian Period, ca. 1st century BCE - 1st century CEAn Important Persian Eye Agate Pectoral, Parthian Period, ca. 1st century BCE - 1st century CE
A pair of Roman Gold and Garnet Drop Earrings, ca. 1st century CEA pair of Roman Gold and Garnet Drop Earrings, ca. 1st century CE
A Byzantine Gold Crescent Pendant with Peacocks, ca. 6th - 7th century CEA Byzantine Gold Crescent Pendant with Peacocks, ca. 6th - 7th century CE
A pair of Parthian gold Earrings, ca. 200 BCE - 200 CEA pair of Parthian gold Earrings, ca. 200 BCE - 200 CE
A superb Western Asiatic Gemstone Necklace, ca. 2nd millennium BCE - 1st century CEA superb Western Asiatic Gemstone Necklace, ca. 2nd millennium BCE - 1st century CE
A Byzantine Silver Pendant Depicting the Madonna and Child, <br>ca. 10th - 11th century CEA Byzantine Silver Pendant Depicting the Madonna and Child, <br>ca. 10th - 11th century CE
A Sassanian Gold and Agate pendant <br><em>Sassanian Period, ca. 200 - 600 CE</em>A Sassanian Gold and Agate pendant <br><em>Sassanian Period, ca. 200 - 600 CE</em>
A Large Sinu Gold Collar Necklace, ca. 500 - 1000 CEA Large Sinu Gold Collar Necklace, ca. 500 - 1000 CE
A Western Asiatic Lapis Lazuli Bead Pendant, <br><em>Persian Period, ca. 1st millennium BCE</em>A Western Asiatic Lapis Lazuli Bead Pendant, <br><em>Persian Period, ca. 1st millennium BCE</em>
An Islamic Electrum Crescent Pendant, <br><em>ca. 14th - 15th century CE</em>An Islamic Electrum Crescent Pendant, <br><em>ca. 14th - 15th century CE</em>
A Roman Malachite Bead Pendant, <br><em>Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st century CE</em>A Roman Malachite Bead Pendant, <br><em>Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st century CE</em>
A Medieval Silver Gilt Ring with Stones, <br><em>ca. 1100 - 1300 CE</em>A Medieval Silver Gilt Ring with Stones, <br><em>ca. 1100 - 1300 CE</em>
A Roman Gold and Garnet Ring, ca. 2nd - 4th century CEA Roman Gold and Garnet Ring, ca. 2nd - 4th century CE
A large Western Asiatic Carnelian and Chalcedony Necklace, ca. 5th century CEA large Western Asiatic Carnelian and Chalcedony Necklace, ca. 5th century CE
A Sumerian Carnelian Bead Necklace, <br><em>Early Bronze Age, ca. 2600 - 2100 BCE</em>A Sumerian Carnelian Bead Necklace, <br><em>Early Bronze Age, ca. 2600 - 2100 BCE</em>
A Sasanian Gold and Carnelian Pendant <br><em> ca. 5th century CE</em>A Sasanian Gold and Carnelian Pendant <br><em> ca. 5th century CE</em>
A pair of Parthian Gold & Carnelian Earrings, ca. 200 BCE - 200 CEA pair of Parthian Gold & Carnelian Earrings, ca. 200 BCE - 200 CE
A very fine Islamic Gold Pendant<br><em>ca. 12th century CE </em>A very fine Islamic Gold Pendant<br><em>ca. 12th century CE </em>
A Roman Green Chalcedony Intaglio Ring stone of Fortuna, Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st - 2nd century CEA Roman Green Chalcedony Intaglio Ring stone of Fortuna, Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st - 2nd century CE
A large Islamic Glass Eye Bead with trails, ca. 12th - 14th century CEA large Islamic Glass Eye Bead with trails, ca. 12th - 14th century CE
A rare Byzantine trail-decorated Ray Bead, ca. 9th - 14th century CE (?)A rare Byzantine trail-decorated Ray Bead, ca. 9th - 14th century CE (?)
An Islamic Gold, Garnet, and Turquoise Bead Necklace, Middle Islamic/Byzantine Period, ca. 8th - 9th century CEAn Islamic Gold, Garnet, and Turquoise Bead Necklace, Middle Islamic/Byzantine Period, ca. 8th - 9th century CE
An Islamic Gold and Turquoise Pendant, Seljuk Period, ca. 1200 CEAn Islamic Gold and Turquoise Pendant, Seljuk Period, ca. 1200 CE