.I think amulets are one of the most interesting aspects of jewellery
they are often more a private transaction between the wearer and the object; more about intention than appearance
Sterling silver, shell and bone, c.1750 - 1800, Bavaria
fossilised coral c.1800 Bavaria
coral, Egyptian c. 1800 - 1850
amulet case,copper, sterling silver, 19th century, Egypt
leather, early 20th Century Nigeria
engraved copper, Iran
This bundle of textile fragments including dark blue felt, plain weave green silk, plain weave green unidentified fibre, plain weavebuff silk, various pieces of threads and string, and a bird's claw, all tiedtogether with a piece of red string. They were recovered from the site of Niya,which dates from the 2rd to the 3rd century AD
the above images all from Victoria & Albert Museum
Lapis lazuli c. 2600 B.C.
Etruscan necklace 6th - 5th Century B.C.
Egyptian gold pendant c.1985 - 1785 B.C.
the above images from the British Museum