If you are in the market for a Sumerian hair ornament from the ancient city of Ur, a string of carnelian and garnet beads from Predynastic Egypt, or a pendant made of hammered gold by Bronze Age Minoan or Mycenaean jewelers in the place we know today as Crete, you will probably be bidding against the likes of the British Museum in London and the Met in New York. But lesser examples of ancient fine-jewelry pieces made from roughly the...Continue Reading