This Sterling Silver neckless is set with a genuine Ancient Roman Bronze Arrowhead. It's definitely a statement piece. Length of chain until the toggle clasp is 18". See more history below.
Date: 1000-500 BCE.
Advantages: This pendant is completely unisex. The piece could appeal to anyone from a student to a history buff, to people that love antiques, to anyone who appreciates beauty and historic events. This necklace makes for a great conversation piece as well as a meaningful gift.
HISTORY: Luristan bronzes, including this arrowhead, refer to items dating from roughly 1000 BC that have been excavated since the late 1920's in the Harsin, Khorramabad, and Alishtar valleys of the Zagros Mountains of western Iran. Though the specific creators of these superior bronzes are unknown, scholars believe they were created by either the Cimmerians or by such related Indo-European peoples as the early Medes and Persians -all of whom were semi-nomadic people and migrated into eastern Persia around 1500-1000 BCE. Little is known of this ancient culture, but the most impressive traces are that of the bronze artifacts they left behind. These include highly decorative equipment for their horses, ceremonial containers and numerous weapons ranging from simple utilitarian pieces to elaborate masterpieces of warfare. Part of the difficulty in attributing these weapons stems from their ancient popularity; even in antiquity, the surrounding cultures recognized the superiority of Luristan weapons because of their quality, balance and durability. These were highly sought-after by warriors of many cultures for use in combat throughout the Near East. The same types of arrowheads were used in the Greek armies and all throughout the ancient world until sometime in the beginning of the Common Era.
1. Avoid chemicals. Do not wear to hot tubs or sea.
2. To clean use a silver cloth on gold. Absolutely NO JEWELRY CLEANERS!
3. Best preserved in ziplock bag when not worn.
The jewelry made in the US.
The piece comes with a Certificate of Authenticity of the Coin.
Workmanship is guaranteed.
RETURNS: 2 weeks no questions asked. Time counts from the time you receive the item to the time you ship it back.