The Milton Jewel is one of the finest examples of Anglo-Saxon brooches of the period, with a sophisiticated design carried out in a combination of materials.The use of cloisons inlaid with garnet, filigree knot work decoration on gold sheet and shell bossess are typical of this type. The brooch was found in 1832 in a cemetery at Milton, west of Dorchester-on-Thames. There is another similar brooch in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, which was found nearby.
Anglo-Saxon brooch found in Kent, England, dates to about 600-700. The ornate and colourful decoration on this brooch consists of cloisons (cells) inlaid with garnets and blue glass paste. The front is further enriched with filigree wires. The garnets themselves were possibly obtained by sea trade from India.
Disk Brooch, early 7th century, made in Faversham, England, gold sheet, garnets with patterned foil backings, blue glass. The region of Kent, in southeastern England, was an important center of Anglo-Saxon jewelry production of the type represented by this delicate, brightly colored piece. The interlace patterns created by gold filigree and the polished garnets reflect the high quality of goods worn by individuals in life and later buried with them.
The Fibula Dorestad: One of the most famous archaeological finds from the Netherlands, was found in 1969 in a well in Dorestad (Wijk bij Duurstede). The brooch is made of gold and inlaid with different colors of glass, almandine (red gemstone) and pearls along the edge. The style is that of ecclesiastical silverware Burgundian workshops from the time of Charlemagne. 800 AD