6th–7th century, Byzantine. Gold, Sapphire and Pearl. Sapphires, then called Hyakinthoi (hyacinths), became popular in Byzantine jewelry in the sixth century.

Emerald, pearl, and sapphire earrings, made in the 4th century and found at the Hill of St Louis in Carthage (via).

Annegret Morf of Serafino Joailliers Contemporains, 14 Paths Crossing, 2012, ring, sterling silver, 14-karat gold, quartz cabochon, 37.75 x 19 mm, photo: Anthony McLean

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