ROMAE Jewelry

Contemporary Jewelry Inspired by Ancient Designs

Our Zephyrus pendant and Luxus Triple Ring

Timeless designs

Contemporary jewelry based on ancient examples

Jewelry Inspired by History

Roma, -ae (f), "Rome"
Romae (genitive or locative case), "of Rome" or "in Rome"

Welcome to ROMAE Jewelry, where ancient elegance meets modern allure, and the timeless beauty of ancient worlds seamlessly blends with today’s style. We are a jewelry boutique that creates timeless, one-of-a-kind pieces inspired by the jewelry, history, and mythology of the ancient world. At ROMAE, we celebrate the art of connecting cultures across the ages, bringing you exquisite jewelry that tells a story. Each piece is a treasure, crafted with passion and precision, echoing the splendor of archaeological wonders. We take the essence of historical masterpieces and transform them into contemporary, must-have accessories. Experience the perfect fusion of classic charm and modern sophistication.

ROMAE Jewelry. Timeless elegance, redefined.

From the ancient world to you

Our pieces are created to be modern heirlooms, wearable art that will last a lifetime. Each piece of ROMAE jewelry is inspired by a true ancient example found in archaeological excavations, and created with a commitment to remain as faithful as possible to the original.⁠

We believe that luxury is defined by quality, care, and the lasting power of fine materials, which means that your jewelry will dazzle for years to come. ⁠All of our pieces are available in a choice of precious metals, from sterling silver to 22K yellow gold. Whichever metal option you choose, your piece of ROMAE jewelry will be created with attention, skill, love, and the best materials available. ⁠We take pride in making quality jewelry with lasting value, because jewelry should be worn and cherished for ages, not a single season.

Your jewelry will 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.

Photo: Elena is wearing our Faustina earrings and our Luxus Triple ring

The perfect gift

Give a gift that has spanned thousands of years, and is filled with history and meaning! Every piece of ROMAE jewelry has a story to tell, filled with history, tradition, and mythology — making it an ideal gift for the historian, the Greek mythology lover, the Classicist, the friend who has everything, the fashionista, or simply the lover of jewelry!

ROMAE jewelry is the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion - it is a gift that will last a lifetime. Why not personalize it? We're here to help. Of the many designs available in our collection, we are especially proud of the jewelry that may be personalized with initials, a phrase, 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 helping you personalize your jewelry!

Photo: Our Prosperitas Ring

family, cultural heritage and the planet

We care, and not just about the past

ROMAE Jewelry was created by a classical archaeologist and artist who are also mother and daughter. We are a small business, 100% women-owned, and women-run. We operate as a family, so grateful for all of the incredible support we have received, but also hugely aware of our responsibility to support others. ROMAE is committed to social and environmental responsibility, and to giving back in every way we can. ROMAE donates 5% of profits to charitable causes.

We also care about the Classics, the ancient world, and history in general, and want to see these disciplines remain strong within educational institutions, and more accessible to everyone, which is why we support related educational initiatives and student causes. The ancient world belongs to all of us, and it is so incredibly cool. It's our job to keep it alive! In some small way and with our jewelry designs, we hope to help remind the world just how exciting, relevant and relatable the ancient world really is.

Calling all lovers of antiquity:

Become a ROMAE Jewelry collaborator!

Love antiquity? Help ROMAE keep the ancient world alive, one piece of jewelry at a time. Join our affiliates program, and help spread the word about our goal of reviving the gorgeous jewelry designs of antiquity. You’ll be eligible to earn commissions for your referrals, and receive special discounts! Click the link below to find out more.

From our client family
From our client family
"We are so happy with our items. They were gifts, and exceeded expectations for quality. My wife loves her octopus earrings! We will definitely order again. Thank you!"
— C.
From our client family
"We received the bracelet today and are delighted with it. It was well worth the wait. Thank you for your fine concepts, designs and follow-through with our order. The bracelet is a wonderful way to celebrate 47 years of marriage and 47 years of mutual interest in history, archeology, art and antiquity."
— K.
From our client family
"My ring just arrived and I absolutely LOVE it! It's even more beautiful than I imagined, and it fits perfectly! I'm also thrilled with the inscription, which makes it even more special to me. I could honestly go on and on about how much I love it. I am absolutely thrilled I am with it! Thank you again for everything!"
— K.
From our client family
"My wife loves the ring and it fits perfectly!"
— D.
From our client family
"This is my graduation ring! I searched through many class rings to mark this achievement – and your Humanitas ring was the one! I love what it means, and the history that inspired it. Most of all, it’s gorgeous! It is so unique - no one has one like it! Thank you for engraving my name, university and degree on the different sides. It is amazing - I wear it every day and it continues to be perfect. I love it dearly!"
— A.
From our client family
"I feel like the owner of the Villa every time I put on my Poppaea earrings!"
— D.
From our client family
"These are my favorite earrings in the world! Calliope is my favorite of the nine muses, and I feel her inspiration every time I put them on!"
— O
ROMAE Jewelry news

Shows and Exhibitions

We are thrilled that ROMAE Jewelry has been selected to sell in the boutique shops of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Capitoline Museums in Rome, the British Museum, & Emory University’s Michael C. Carlos Museum, and to participate in the Jewelry Week events in London and Milan!

** ROMAE is showcased in Strive for Perfection – an official publication for the International Club for Rolls-Royce and Bentley Enthusiasts. See us too in Harper's Bazaar, British Vogue, Glamour UK, Condé Nast Traveller, The Italy Edit, and Archaeology magazine. **

Photo: Our Humanitas Ring