The Greeks took much of their designs from outer origins, such as Asia, when Alexander the Great conquered part of it. In earlier designs, other European influences can also be detected. When Roman rule came to Greece, no change in jewellery designs was detected. However, by 27 BC, Greek designs were heavily influenced by the Roman culture. Numerous polychrome butterfly pendants on silver foxtail chains, dating from the 1st century, have been found near Olbia, with only one example ever found anywhere else.
- Jewellery in Greece was hardly worn and was mostly used for public appearances or on special occasions.
- Women’s bracelets in gold and silver are usually crafted with the lost wax technique.
- Woman’s jewellery had some peculiarities like kolts that decorated headband.
Handmade women’s bracelets each have their own unique characteristics. Often, the technique alone will tell you, for example, hand-knotted, braided or woven bracelets. Similarly, filigree jewelry …