Dating jewellery

These practices came to them from the (at the time) distant Middle East, along with imported objects who inspired them to widen their range of jewelry.

Etruscan gold jewelry especially flourished during the Orientalizing period due to the very affluent trading system which had evolved during this time.Yet another leitmotiv in Etruscan jewelry is the Egyptian Scarab. It increased in Vulci and Tarquinia from the last decades of the 6th century BC.In the northern city-states however, jewelry was more sober and refined pieces from Vetrulonia, for example, are decorated with minute particles known as pulviscolo (gold dust).Gold jewelry started spreading rapidly during the Orientalizing era.It allowed a great deal more stylization and showed splendid workmanship.