RomanJewelryReplicas

Handmade jewelry inspired by Ancient Rome

Cluj-Napoca, Romania | 46 Sales

RomanJewelryReplicas

Handmade jewelry inspired by Ancient Rome

Cluj-Napoca, Romania 46 Sales On Etsy since 2018

5 out of 5 stars (11)
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Announcement    I fell in love with ancient Roman jewelry in all my capacities - as historian, reenactor and artist. It thus felt natural to start creating replicas, first for myself to wear at historical reenactment shows, then for museums in my area, and now for everyone on Etsy. I replicate not so much individual pieces of jewelry (though in some cases I manage to), but the principles (alternation, symmetry, parallel dangles), most materials (types of precious stones, bead shapes), and techniques (hook and eye closing system, ear wires, metal stems and wiring etc). I nevertheless deviate from historical accuracy by using bronze instead of gold, sturdier closing systems (such as lobster claw), and elements, shapes and combinations that are not attested but might have been employed.
I hope you like the items and feel free to contact me for suggestions or special orders. Thanks for the visit! Bonum diem habeas!
If for any reason you are unhappy with my item(s), please contact me immediately to arrange return and refund, or exchange. You must let me know you are returning an item before you send the item back. I will not refund until the item is returned to us in unused and undamaged condition. You will be required to pay for the return postage and packaging unless the goods are deemed faulty. Once I have received your returned item(s) you will be given a full refund via the payment method of your original purchase.
All items should be returned to the following address -
Ana-Maria Gruia, Borhanciului St. 76G, bl. 1B, ap. 1, Cluj-Napoca, Romania..
Unless the item is faulty I am unable to refund shipping costs.
Product on photos may seems bigger or smaller than they are in reality, therefore all item descriptions include detailed information and measurements and one of the item photos shows a scale in cm. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding item size and characteristics.

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Last updated on Nov 1, 2018

I fell in love with ancient Roman jewelry in all my capacities - as historian, reenactor and artist. It thus felt natural to start creating replicas, first for myself to wear at historical reenactment shows, then for museums in my area, and now for everyone on Etsy. I replicate not so much individual pieces of jewelry (though in some cases I manage to), but the principles (alternation, symmetry, parallel dangles), most materials (types of precious stones, bead shapes), and techniques (hook and eye closing system, ear wires, metal stems and wiring etc). I nevertheless deviate from historical accuracy by using bronze instead of gold, sturdier closing systems (such as lobster claw), and elements, shapes and combinations that are not attested but might have been employed.
I hope you like the items and feel free to contact me for suggestions or special orders. Thanks for the visit! Bonum diem habeas!
If for any reason you are unhappy with my item(s), please contact me immediately to arrange return and refund, or exchange. You must let me know you are returning an item before you send the item back. I will not refund until the item is returned to us in unused and undamaged condition. You will be required to pay for the return postage and packaging unless the goods are deemed faulty. Once I have received your returned item(s) you will be given a full refund via the payment method of your original purchase.
All items should be returned to the following address -
Ana-Maria Gruia, Borhanciului St. 76G, bl. 1B, ap. 1, Cluj-Napoca, Romania..
Unless the item is faulty I am unable to refund shipping costs.
Product on photos may seems bigger or smaller than they are in reality, therefore all item descriptions include detailed information and measurements and one of the item photos shows a scale in cm. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding item size and characteristics.

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True Roman jewelry, for true Roman matrons!

At university, I thought the Romans were boring, living monochrome lives, all the same across the empire. Later on, as Roman-Era reenactor, I discovered the true colors of Rome and the fascinating details of how much they actually left behind. Jewelry is one of the things they were not shy, modest, or monochrome about, so I chose to dwell more on the topic, researching, visiting museums hunting jewelry-related artifacts and depictions (the museum in Naples being, of course, one of the best), and foremost making replicas of such earrings, necklaces and bracelets myself. Alas, as a slave, I do not get to wear my own creations during reenectment events, but can do so in my everyday life - historian friends understand :)

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  • Pictrix

    Owner, The Slave

Production partners

  • Cristian Roman

    Cluj-Napoca, Romania

    Cristi is the idel partner for such goods as he is an archaeologist, Roman-Era specialist, and a colleague in historical reenactment. He creates replicas for our Antiquity recreation group, so we decided to sell his fibulas on Etsy together with my jewelry.

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Last updated on Aug 31, 2018
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Sizing details

Each set of item photos includes an image with a ruler, in cm, so size is easily grasped. Exact dimensions are given in the item descriptions. The size of earrings and bracelets is fix, but the length of necklaces can be slightly adjusted upon demand. Please contact me for any questions about item size or correnspondences in inches.

Care instructions

Gems are sensitive to mechanical actions - they can chip or crack if they are dropped on hard surfaces, they can scratch if mixed and carried with other objects or pieces of jewelry, they can corrode if they come in contact with certain chemical substances. So please keep them in independent containers, preferably with soft interiors, do no drop, do not submerge in water (while bathing or showering for ex.) or detergents (remove bracelets when washing dishes) etc. Also, the items are made by hand, so they are not sturdy as other, industrial kinds of jewelry - beware of small children pulling on them etc.