Necklace with Roman purple glass and amber beads

1st - 3rd century AD

Necklace with Roman purple glass and amber beads
Necklace with Roman purple glass and amber beads
Necklace with Roman purple glass and amber beads
Necklace with Roman purple glass and amber beads
Necklace with Roman purple glass and amber beads
Necklace with Roman purple glass and amber beads
100.00 VAT margin scheme
Article codeB19-430
Necklace with Roman purple glass beads. The drop pendant includes a rare amber bead. Restrung with authentic Roman beads and wearable (clasp).
Amber was a very popular commodity in the Roman period. Pliny the Elder mentions in his works how highly the transparent and golden yellow colour was appreciated in Ancient Rome. The Amber Road was and ancient trade route that transported the 'gold of the north' for thousands of years from the North Sea and the Baltic Sea to the Mediterranean area.

Maximum length: 40,5 cm
Diameter amber bead: 14,8mm
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Amber was a very popular commodity in the Roman period. The Amber Road transported the 'gold of the north' for thousands of years from the North Sea and the Baltic Sea to the Mediterranean area.

Pliny the Elder mentions in his works how highly the transparent, red and most of all the golden yellow colour was appreciated in Ancient Rome. His statement gives us an indication of how much amber was valued: "the price of a figurine in amber, however small, exceeded that of a living slave'.

The hair of Poppea, wife of Emperor Nero, was described as having the colour of amber. Other ladies of Nero's court dyed their hair to match the colour of the Emperor's favourite.

Amber beads or amulets were very popular and attributed with healing and protective properties, It was also believed that amber provided fertility. Some Romans carried amber beads and rubbed them in their hands for strength or to calm the nerves.
Beaded jewellery
Glass beaded jewellery has been popular and treasured through the ages. Inspired by timeless classic designs we offer jewellery with ancient & Roman beads at affordable prices. The authentic beads are brought back to life in new pieces of jewellery so they can be enjoyed in the present day.
 
Browse our large selection of bracelets, earrings, necklaces and pendants for other matching pieces or to discover other classic or more contemporary designs.

Ancient & Roman beads
Every authentic ancient bead is slightly different in shape or colour shade and shows different signs of wear or the passing of time (iridescence). This adds to the charm of each piece and makes every composition unique.
 
Customization
We cooperate with two local Dutch designers to handcraft all our special designs. This makes it possible to customize some of our existing designs (longer/shorter) or offers the possibility of creating a new design according to your personal preferences. Contact us to discuss the options.
 
Contemporary materials
All our beaded jewellery is restrung with contemporary stringing material and fasteners to make it wearable or to facilitate putting it on display. All hooks, fasteners, etc. are Designer Quality and nickel-free.
 
General information
The jewellery will be delivered in a jewellery box or cardboard box with display window to allow for safe storage and secure protection during shipping.
 
Certificate of Authenticity is available upon request (pdf-format).

Specifications

Period Roman
Category Ancient Jewellery
Material Amber, Glass
Country Roman Empire