A reproduction of an ancient Persian necklace excavated from Susa (an ancient city of the Elamite, Persian and Parthian empires of Iran).
The variety of beads on this long necklace illustrates the taste for polychromy so popular in jewellery during the Persian period. Craftsmen combined dozens of different stones producing contrasts in colours, materials, transparency and opacity to create a polychrome symphony, punctuated by gold beads formed of rows of fine granules, a characteristic of the Achaemenid period.
The original necklace was discovered in Susa, one of the capitals of the Empire, in the tomb of a high ranking personality who was laid to rest in his sarcophagus wearing all his jewellery, with a silver cup, two alabaster vases and two coins at his side, that made it possible to date thesarcophagus to the end of the Persian Empire.
This fine-quality reproduction piece is ideal as a gift.