Ancient Greece gave the history of incredible jewelry, striking in their subtlety, grace and beauty even modern jewelers.
We will tell and show you what kind of decoration was in possession of a beautiful Greek women and pleasing them in the Hellenistic period.
In the Hellenistic period that began with the conquests of Alexander the great, which formed a great Empire, Greek culture was greatly enriched by assimilating elements of the cultures of the conquered countries. After seizing the richest of Persia to Greece river flowed gold, very popular are exquisite gold jewellery.
To create awesome subtle patterns on their products ancient jewelers used a complicated and very time-consuming technique – filigree.
It often happens that this job was so thin that you can’t see details products was possible only with the use of a magnifying glass.
About the decoration of heads and hairstyles of Greek women cared particularly, using a variety of jewelry.
The most spectacular and prestigious was considered to be the gold wreaths and decorated tiaras.
Tiaras – used for special occasions.
Diadem with the image of Eros. IV century BC
Diadem with the image of the goddess Nike and the “knot of Hercules”. Gold, garnet.
Diadem depicting the head of Helios – the Sun God
A large Golden diadem V-III century BC the Treasure of Priam or the gold of Troy. Gold, glass, carnelian, faience
Very popular were gold fishnet hair net, which often additionally adorned with pearls and precious stones.
Mesh with the image of the maenads. II century BC (intoxicated women who participated in the Orgy and wild dances in honor of the God Dionysus)
Very popular were gold jewelry, worn on the neck – necklaces, pendants, chains.
Gold necklace the fourth century BC
Necklace with three rows imporoving suspensions.
Necklace pendant butterfly II-I centuries BC
Necklace with “Knot of Hercules”
Earrings of Greece was distinguished by great diversity, but for the most part they consisted of covered in a pattern or inlaid disk and attached to long, thin pendants, publishing while walking a delicate ringing.
On earrings often depicted revered of the Greeks gods.
Earrings with pendants in the form of figures of Eros.
Earring in the form of a chariot Nicky
Earrings with Ganymede
Earrings with pendants in the form of riders. Gold
Earring with Sphinx
Your favorite jewelry in Ancient Greece were also a variety of bracelets accentuate the beauty and elegance of women’s hands. And wore bracelets not only on the wrist but above it – on the shoulder or forearm, and some even at the ankle.
The bracelet on the forearm with the griffins
Bracelets for forearms (Gold, II century BC) is in the form of figures of tritons, male and female. Each Triton holding a small winged Eros
Bracelet with the “Knot of Hercules”. Gold, garnet, carnelian
Recall how the ancient Greeks treated women.
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