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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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    An Important Persian Eye Agate Pectoral, Parthian Period, ca. 1st century BCE - 1st century CE
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    A pair of Roman Gold and Garnet Drop Earrings, ca. 1st century CE
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    A Byzantine Gold Crescent Pendant with Peacocks, ca. 6th - 7th century CE
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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 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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    A fine Inca Sodalite Bird Pendant, ca. 1400 - 1533 CE
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    An Islamic Electrum Crescent Pendant, <br><em>ca. 14th - 15th century CE</em>
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    A Roman Malachite Bead Pendant, <br><em>Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st 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 Persian Garnet and Gold Pendant Necklace, ca. 4th - 1st century BCE
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    A Sumerian Carnelian Bead Necklace, <br><em>Early Bronze Age, ca. 2600 - 2100 BCE</em>