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Necklaces

ANCIENT JEWELLERY EXHIBITED IN ANATOLIAN CIVILIZATIONS MUSEUM

Neck Jewellery

Necklaces

Although a word necklace is perceived as a name given to all neck Jewellery, in fact it defines only one type of this Jewellery group. Generally, a single - element neck Jewellery is called a necklace; Jewellery surrounding the neck is called a neckwear (may be made of a single or multiple parts); and the ones made of multiple elements are called neckbands. Chains without elements consisting of various rings and backgrounds are also included in the necklace group. The ones made of bones and the sea shells and river animals are the first samples. After that, with the addition of gold, silver, bronze, semi - valuable stones and valuable stones and glass, various necklace types have been formed. With the addition of valuable stones to metal, which has been used alone before, rich appearances have occurred. Furthermore, gold powder coating is used in terracotta pieces. In every period, beads made of various materials in various types have been tied with golden wires, especially in the Hellenistic and Roman periods and used in Jewellery. Faience, glass, semi - valuable and valuable stones, gold, silver, bronze and the beads have been used in different shapes (triangle, cylindrical barley, conic sphere, etc) in large areas and in big amounts.