Ancient Necklaces, Torcs & Collars

Perhaps functioning originally as a means of protection, the history of the necklace extends over thousands of years. The materials from which necklaces were crafted are almost as numerous and diverse as the cultures in which they featured – these included glass beads, faience and various gemstones. The beautiful metallic torques which appear in our collection would have been worn for ceremonial purposes or left as offerings to the gods.