Ancient Anglo-Saxon

Anglo-Saxon jewelry thrived in England from the first Germanic invasions in the early 5th century A.D. to the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Of such besides there was store enough,
heirlooms old, the earth below,
which some earl forgotten, in ancient years,
left the last of his lofty race,
heedfully there had hidden away,
dearest treasure.

Dislodging the grip of Roman Treasures - tribes hailing from Germany included the Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Frisians and Franks migrated to England between 400 and 600 A.D. Renowned for fine gold-smithing, the pegan peoples of early in this era often decorated with precious crystals and stones which they believed to have supernatural powers.