Ancient Gems Statement Necklace from The Met Museum


This statement necklace pays tribute to a rare gold ring in the Greek and Roman Study Collection at The Met. Produced in Cyprus in the 6th century B.C, this precious ring displays impressive aspects of the ancient goldsmith’s art. The ring bears two of its three original insets: a piece of sard (quartz) and a “stone” of glass paste, which would have presented a pleasing color contrast with the third element. Our necklace reimagines this ancient adornment with gray aventurine, carnelian, and lapis stones.

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