We're thrilled: ROMAE's jewelry is now being sold at the bookshop of the Capitoline Museums in Rome!
The Romans wore bands of gold around their ankles, and their upper arms! This slender ankle bracelet is delicate and charming, with a dangle in the form of an ivy leaf. It is inspired by a beautiful dancing female figure in a first century AD wall painting in the ancient city of Pompeii.
Briseis is the captivating character in Homer's Iliad who was at the heart of the feud between Agamemnon and Achilles. She was the love and prize of Achilles, and when he was forced to give her to Agamemnon, he refused to return to battle. According to Homer, Briseis had a beauty "like golden Aphrodite," like a goddess" (Il. 19.276).
Ankle Bracelet Details
Bracelet tube diameter: 3 mm (.12 in)
Length of dangle: 2 cm (.8 in)
Available Precious Metals and Prices
925 Sterling Silver: $280
18 Karat Gold Over Sterling Silver: $460
14 Karat Gold: $1,880
18 Karat Gold: $2,420
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