In the years of 3100 B.C. by the Egyptians, and in the years of B.C. 2500 by the Chinese and Persians, it is stated that silver was used. In ancient Greek history, although Silver mines were encountered in Athens, it is known that one of the civilizations that first processed silver and used silver as money was the Egyptians. With the introduction of silver as money near the Nile River towards 800 years B.C., it has been observed that the use of silver and the tradition of using silver jewelry by the Persians and the ancient Greeks also migrated to Anatolia.

Before the Turks came to Anatolia, it is known that the civilizations in Anatolia and the modernisation of gold, silver, copper and iron were quite skilled. The use of silver, processing, design development and production of various forms brought the creation of certain professions and the creation of business branches related to jewelry. These branches of profession in Mesopotamia, Egypt and Anatolia, M. He. 4. it is known that the Turks who started at the end of a thousand years and mastered mining in the years BC made Armor, produced gold, silver and other metals and made numerous kinds of goods from them.

For this reason, Anatolia is the motherland of many branches of business based on jewellery. "Altay and God Mountains and the Orhun region of the excavation of various artifacts as it can be seen from the silver by processing various goods made of silver.  Anatolian Turks ' old handcrafts without handles Silver mugs, Silver tables, swords and daggers, belts, Silver nouns, bracelets, rings, ornaments, silver mirrors, coins and medals are examples.”  

Art of kazaziye The Lydians who ruled in the second half of 2800 BC inherited the Anatolian people. In the archaeological excavations carried out in alacahöyük, 5000-year-old jewelry workshop and hand tools were found. The brightest and competent jewelry objects dated to 2600-2000 B.C. were found in Troy, Eskiyapar and Alacahöyük. The data from the archaeological excavations have shown that since 200 BC, gold, silver, bead, copper, Bronze, precious stones have been advanced in the process.

Gold silver and jewelry production is also used by Egyptians, Chinese, Greeks. Gold, silver, agate, quartz crystal, precious materials such as brochures, necklaces, pins, bracelets, diadems, belts and dress ornament used in each of the two golden ideols, each of which is a work of art.

Some Jewelry Types Found In Anatolia Since The First Age

Diadems, Crowns

First crown was found in Alacahöyük and Troy in 3000 B.C. The first samples of the crowns were made of olive, oak and Myrtle trees and then made of metal. It was used in private life as a sign of love at birth, as a sign of love at the feast, in sickness, in death, and in funeral for gods and people.


In Anatolia belongs to 3 thousand the finds of Troy II, Alacahöyük and Eskiyapar are available, and the earrings are usually in plain appearance, Crescent and spiral shapes. More striking and impressive shapes in the Hellenistic period attracts attention. In addition, the use of human or animal figurines in earrings was observed during this period.

Hair Accessories

Golden hair Rings have been seen in Anatolia since the Bronze Age. It was found near the head of the skeleton in Alacahöyük graves. These rings were thought to be attached to the hair or as ornaments to the hair, and it was seen that the species made with fine gold coating on the inner mold were bent and attached to the hair in advance, while the massive types were attached to the hair while they were wrapped in the hair.


A ring made of gold or silver attached to the nose. It is usually a unique set of Eastern civilizations. It is thought to belong to the new Assyrian period and was found during the excavations at Üçtepe höyük. Gold and silver are among the most popular nose pins with leaf and blue bead patterns. From past to present in the Eastern and southeastern Anatolia Region, especially in the rural region, the pace they attach to their noses in order to show purity, cleanliness and innocence of the young girls who came to the age of wedding dresses is one of the most popular ornaments.


The ring made of gold or silver, worn by women in the past, between the heels of their feet for ornament and the thighs of their ankles. It is also known as ankle bracelet. The first finds in the graves are the most extensive, metal phases found in the skeletons attached to the male ankles. It is widely used in Anatolia, generally in the South-East regions, and is made of metal, although very little of the marble, wood and leather. In Anatolia, women working in vineyards, gardens and fields were used to find out where they are easily thanks to the sound that their young children put on their feet and to prevent poisonous animals such as snakes and scorpions from coming.