During The Roman Empire jewellery quickly became a fundamental and essential social display of wealth. Roman jewellery firstly followed the aesthetics set by the Etruscans. Following the spread of the Roman Empire, Roman jewellery became more and more elaborate in the designs and in the materials used, such as precious and semi-precious gemstones. Roman jewellery reflected the culture the Romans entered in contact with, and testified the prosperity and the power of the Roman Empire.
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