A brief cross-cultural look at necklaces from the ancient world.
The first is made of green jadeite, from Chiapas in Mexico, and likely of the Maya culture. AD 200-900.
Second is an Egyptian necklace from the Late-Ptolemaic Period (711-30 BC), made of gold, mother of pearl, and yellow, green, and tan faience.
The next is Greco-Roman, and made of gold with the profile head of an emperor, dating to the 3rd-4th century AD.
Returning to Mexico, this next example is made of shell, and from Colima. 200 BC-AD 500.
The fifth necklace shown in Egyptian, dates to 664-525 BC, and is made of carnelian and faience.
The next example is likely Etruscan, dates to the Hellenistic period (325-50 BC), and made of gold.
Our final example is from ancient Bactria (located in modern Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan), made of agate, and dates to the Namazga V period, circa 2200-1800 BC.