Category: Ancient Jewellery

+

Viking Artefacts – A Collecting Guide to Jewellery and Weaponry from the Viking Era

A lot of the ancient civilisations that have left us the most remarkable artefacts are found in the Mediterranean and in Asia. Not only was this area the ‘birthplace of civilisation’ but drier conditions allowed items to be beautifully preserved for millennia. However, there’s another well-known civilisation slightly closer to Pax Romana’s London home. Characterised for their violent invasions and pillaging, the Vikings were … Read More Viking Artefacts – A Collecting Guide to Jewellery and Weaponry from the Viking Era

+

Ancient Rings– 4 Ancient Ring Types you should know about!

What makes jewellery so special are the stories they can tell. This is especially true when it comes to ancient jewellery and more specifically ancient rings. Finger rings are found in archaeology as early as the third millennium BC in the Indus Valley Civilisation. These early rings were just the start of what has become a millennia long love affair between people and rings! … Read More Ancient Rings– 4 Ancient Ring Types you should know about!

+

Wearing the Past – Why Wear Ancient Jewellery?

One of the constants through human history has been our love for jewellery and accessories. Whether that’s pre-historic seashell necklaces or medieval jewels. Victorian brooches or modern-day diamond earrings. Then as well as now, jewellery can represent its wearer and finish an outfit. Understandably, many of us put a lot of care and time into choosing the jewellery we purchase and it can be … Read More Wearing the Past – Why Wear Ancient Jewellery?