6th–7th century, Byzantine. Gold, sapphire, pearl. These elegant earrings are decorated with pearls, a favorite jewel of the Byzantines. Sapphires, then called hyakinthoi (hyacinths), became popular in Byzantine jewelry in the sixth century.
Central Asia or Iran ~ Dorsal plait ornament | Early to mid-20th century | Medium: Silver, fire-gilded, with applied decoration, loop-in-loop chains, semispherical bells, table-cut carnelians, and faceted glass stones
Bona Sforza (1493-1557), Queen of Poland Cameo by Giovanni Jacopo Caraglio (Italian, Parma or Verona ca. 1500/1505–1565 Krakow (?)) Date: ca. 1530–40, and 19th century Culture: Poland (Cracow) and France Medium: Sardonyx, with gold and silver details; mounted in 19th century as a pendant in gold, with enamel, pearl and ruby