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.