Jeweled Bracelet


Jeweled Bracelet 500-700AD
Suspected to have been made in Constantinople
Gold, silver, pearls, amethyst, sapphire, glass and quartz

Jewelry was popular in the Byzantine Empire, and acted as a status symbol. They would adore themselves with layers of jewelry and the more you wore the wealthier you appeared. Pearls, like the ones in this bracelet, were highly prized during the Byzantine Empire.

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/464078

Jeweled Bracelet (one of pair). 500-700. Artstor, library.artstor.org/asset/SS7731421_7731421_10960479