Celebrating ancient artists: Announcing our new line of brooches inspired by iconic ancient artworks!

ROMAE

Luxury Jewelry Inspired by Ancient Roman Designs

Jewelry Inspired by History

New Arrivals

  • Zephyrus Pendant
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  • Vasiliki Ring
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  • Korinsia Ring
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  • "Flora" or "Spring" Fresco from Stabiae Brooch
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  • Leaping Bull from the Palace at Knossos Brooch
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  • High Relief Griffin Fresco from the Palace at Knossos Brooch
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  • Lucretia Earrings
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  • Aquilina Earrings
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Our Collections

The Romans wore arm bands, usually positioned on the upper arm, and bangle bracelets. Our collection of sleek and classic bracelets is based on gold examples found in the excavations of Roman sites.

Bracelets

Earrings were among the Romans' most favored types of jewelry. The designs are surprising, elegant, and still fashionable, today. Our collection is based on gold examples from the early Imperial period.

Earrings

Rings were modes of expression, forms of self-identification, and  also symbols of promise, in ancient Rome. Our collection is based on gold examples found above all in Rome and the Bay of Naples area.

Rings

The Ancient Sources on jewelry

Most of the Sabines wore heavy golden bracelets on their left arms and magnificent jeweled rings...

Livy, History of Rome 1.11.8 (1st century BC/AD)

My dear Menaechmus, do, pray, give me some earrings...

Plautus, "The Twin Brothers" 3.3.17 (2nd century BC)

At the present day, however, among us, all the [fingers are] loaded with rings, smaller rings even being separately adapted for the smaller joints of the fingers.

Pliny the Elder, Natural History 33.6. (1st century AD)

Something for Everyone

Ancient Roman jewelry is spectacular, and it has so many admirers. We want our jewelry to be accessible to everyone, so the pieces in our collection are available in the following metal choices: Sterling Silver, 18 Karat Gold Over Sterling Silver, 14 Karat Solid Gold, and 18 Karat Gold. There are many price points. 22 Karat and 24 Karat gold options are also available upon request. Please contact us for pricing information.

Every piece of jewelry that we make receives the same fine crafting and specialized attention, and is stamped with the ROMAE  Jewelry logo on the interior. Your jewelry will also arrive with a card providing details about the original piece of ancient jewelry that has inspired our creation, so that you may know its long history. Enjoy!

The Perfect Gift

ROMAE jewelry is the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion, such as a graduation, anniversary or birthday. Of the many designs available in our collection, we are especially proud of the rings that may be personalized with initials or a signet design of your choice. All of our rings, too, may be engraved with special dates and messages on the interior. We look forward to personalizing your jewelry!

Why did the Romans wear their wedding rings on the fourth finger of the left hand - and why do many of us, still, today?

 "I have heard that the ancient Greeks wore a ring on the finger of the left hand which is next to the little finger (the “unicus digitus”). They say, too, that the Roman men commonly wore their rings in that way. Apion in his Egyptian History says that the reason for this practice is, that ... it was found that a very fine nerve proceeded from that finger alone of which we have spoken, and made its way to the human heart; that it therefore seemed quite reasonable that this finger in particular should be honored with such an ornament, since it seems to be joined, and as it were united, with that supreme organ, the heart."

- Aulus Gellius, Attic Nights 10.10.1 (2nd century AD)

ROMAE Jewelry ∙ Rome ∙ New York

Our jewelry is timeless.

  • Ancient Examples

  • Roman earrings, 1st century AD
  • Ancient Examples

  • Etruscan ring, 6th century BC
  • Ancient Examples

  • Roman earrings, 2nd century AD
  • Ancient Examples

  • Roman bracelet, 2nd - 4th century AD
  • Ancient Examples

  • Roman earrings, 2nd century AD
  • Ancient Examples

  • Etruscan spirals, 7th - 6th century BC

Ancient Examples

Roman earrings, 1st century AD

Ancient Examples

Etruscan ring, 6th century BC

Ancient Examples

Roman earrings, 2nd century AD

Ancient Examples

Roman bracelet, 2nd - 4th century AD

Ancient Examples

Roman earrings, 2nd century AD

Ancient Examples

Etruscan spirals, 7th - 6th century BC

ROMAE Jewelry News

Collaborations and Exhibitions

We are thrilled that ROMAE Jewelry has been selected to sell in the boutique shops of the British Museum and Emory University’s Michael C. Carlos Museum, and to show in the prestigious Jewelry Week events in London and Milan!