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Sumerian Cloisonné Ring, Iraq, ca. 3000 BCE. (Louvre Paris Reunion des Musees National/Art Resource, New York/Photograph by Zeva Oelbaum). Possibly a wedding ring. *Cloisonné is an ancient technique for decorating metalwork objects, in recent centuries using porcelain enamel, and in older periods also inlays of cut gemstones, glass and other materials.

Earring from Egypt, the New Kingdom, Ramesside period | Dynasty 19. ca. 1295–1186 B.C. | Gold, lapis lazuli

Assyrian Golden Rings from Nimrud 8th c. B.C. The Iraq Museum - Baghdad

Sarmatian,necklace, ca. 3rd century B.C.

How Ancient Egypt Shaped the Modern World - History Infographic

How Ancient Egypt Shaped the Modern World [Infographic]

How Ancient Egypt Shaped the Modern World - History Infographic

Neolithic beads from early settlements in Sahara, North Africa, 5000 BCE - AMBAR

ring, gold with garnet and mother-of-pearl cloisonné, Merovingian (Frankish), 450–525(NY MMA 17.192.229)

Gold and cameo glass ring Period: Early or Mid-Imperial Date: 1st–2nd century A.D. Culture: Roman, Cypriot Medium: Gold, glass Classification: Gems

The Cherokee never had princesses. This is a concept based on European folktales and has no reality in Cherokee history and culture. In fact, Cherokee women were very powerful. They owned all the houses and fields, and they could marry and divorce as they pleased. Kinship was determined through the mother's line. Clan mothers administered justice in many matters. Beloved women were very special women chosen for their outstanding qualities. As in other aspects of Cherokee culture, there was a…

Gold and enamel watch ring, made by Jacob Weiss, circa, 1585.