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.

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

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

ancient babylonian jewelry - Google Search

ancient babylonian jewelry - Google Search

A gold fish pendant. Egyptian Middle Kingdom c. 2030-1650 B.C. (Photo: courtesy of National Museums Scotland). This piece will be part of the Metropolitan Museum's fall exhibit, "Artistic Achievements of the Middle Kingdom."

A gold fish pendant. Egyptian Middle Kingdom c. 2030-1650 B.C. (Photo: courtesy of National Museums Scotland). This piece will be part of the Metropolitan Museum's fall exhibit, "Artistic Achievements of the Middle Kingdom."

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

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

Women locket - gold, enamel. Three symbolic drawings, as The Tree of Life, Falcon (the symbol of Russia), eternity. The 11-12th centuries, kept in The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Women locket - gold, enamel. Three symbolic drawings, as The Tree of Life, Falcon (the symbol of Russia), eternity. The 11-12th centuries, kept in The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

An American sailor passionately kisses a nurse as thousands jam into Times Square to celebrate the long-awaited victory over Japan in World War II.

An American sailor passionately kisses a nurse as thousands jam into Times Square to celebrate the long-awaited victory over Japan in World War II.

5th century, late Roman. Gold signet-ring composed of a square bezel with angled sides and a hoop constructed of seven small medallions between each of which are two small granules. On the bezel a confronted male and female bust, above them, a cross; the medallions are decorated with alternate male and female busts. in the field to left and right of each bust, a vegetal motif; traces of niello in each medallion.

5th century, late Roman. Gold signet-ring composed of a square bezel with angled sides and a hoop constructed of seven small medallions between each of which are two small granules. On the bezel a confronted male and female bust, above them, a cross; the medallions are decorated with alternate male and female busts. in the field to left and right of each bust, a vegetal motif; traces of niello in each medallion.

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