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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 pair of Parthian gold Earrings, ca. 200 BCE - 200 CE
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    A superb Western Asiatic Gemstone Necklace, ca. 2nd millennium BCE - 1st century CE
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    A Byzantine Silver Pendant Depicting the Madonna and Child, <br>ca. 10th - 11th century CE
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    A Sassanian Gold and Agate pendant <br><em>Sassanian Period, ca. 200 - 600 CE</em>
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    A Near Eastern Gold and Agate pendant, <br><em>Achaemenid Period, ca. 550 - 330 BCE</em>
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    A superb Achaemenid Gold Repousse Pendant,  ca. 550 to 330 BCE
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    A Large Sinu Gold Collar Necklace, ca. 500 - 1000 CE
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    A Western Asiatic Lapis Lazuli Bead Pendant, <br><em>Persian Period, ca. 1st millennium BCE</em>
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    An Islamic Electrum Crescent Pendant, <br><em>ca. 14th - 15th century CE</em>
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    A Greek Gold Pendant, <br><em>Hellenistic Period, ca. 3rd - 1st century BCE</em>
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    A Medieval Silver Gilt Ring with Stones, <br><em>ca. 1100 - 1300 CE</em>
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    A Roman Gold and Garnet Ring, ca. 2nd - 4th century CE
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    A Roman Gold Shield Pendant, <br><em>Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st - 2nd century CE</em>
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    A Sumerian Carnelian Bead Necklace, <br><em>Early Bronze Age, ca. 2600 - 2100 BCE</em>
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    A Sasanian Gold and Carnelian Pendant <br><em> ca. 5th century CE</em>
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    A Neo-Assyrian Lapis Lazuli Bead Pendant, <br><em>Neo Assyrian Period, ca. 911 - 609 BCE</em>
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    An Egyptian Red Jasper Sweret Bead Pendant, Middle Kingdom, ca. 2040 - 1783 BCE
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    A Persian Lion Head Gold Pendant, <br><em>Achaemenid Period, ca. 550 - 330 BCE</em>