http://www.antiquitiesgiftshop/bronze.htm Byzantine jewellery is believed to be very precious and valuable. Filigree, embossing and chasing techniques became popular in that era coupled with some other decorative methods. Byzantines also employed a black metallic combination of copper, silver and lead, called niello, to produce refined jewellery pieces.By modern western world standards, Renaissance-era people donned a lot of jewellery. During the Renaissance it was not uncommon for someone (if he or she could afford it) to wear several rings, two or three pins, and two or three necklaces simultaneously. [This was generally in addition to a decorative belt, attractive buckles, and other clothing fasteners.] When accessorizing a Renaissance costume less is less, and much more might be just about proper.With Byzantine or medieval European artefacts and antiquities you will find a great deal of detail and intricacies and since they're younger there is certainly a reduced amount of degradation. Common items from the Byzantine period include things like crosses, Christianity ended up being huge in the Byzantine Empire for almost a thousand years and many families had several or more crosses and other christian adornments. Bracelets, rings and other types of jewelry for both men and women were also common.