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19 Pieces Of Historical Jewelry That Made Us Say 'Whoa'

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Vote up the pieces of ancient jewelry that you'd still happily wear today.

When you really take the time to look backward at history's details, you are reminded time and time again of the fact that people in the past were just like us: they had particular aesthetic tastes, cared about their social status, and loved flexing said status through ostentatious swag – especially jewelry. Famous historical jewelry isn't limited to the crowns, tiaras, and crown jewels owned by the British royal family. From Ancient Egypt to the Roman Empire to Byzantium and beyond, people rocked some gorgeous pieces.

Vote up the ones you wouldn't mind trying on yourself.