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Greek Jewellery (early)

In ancient Greece, gold beads in the shape  of  shells,  flowers  and  beetles  were  very  common.  In  Northern  Greece,  beautiful  necklaces and earrings have been excavated  from numerous burial sites. 

By 300BC, the Greeks were using gems such  as Emeralds, Garnets, Amethysts and Pearls.    When  it  was  not  possible  to  acquire  real gems, they resorted to using coloured glass,  stones and enamelled stones. Carved Agate  cameos  and  gold  filigree  works  were  also  extremely popular in the period.

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Greek key design cufflinks from Mattom.