I have to research about roman jewellery and one of the questions is when was roman jewellery first made? I have searched all over the internet but I can't find an answer.
Using the reference book "The History of Beads" by Lois Sherr Dubin, it would appear that beads appeared in Italy about 100AD. So jewelry using beads probably dates to that time. That is if you are using the term "roman jewellery" as a generic term and not to mean the "new" fad of claiming all old glass shards are ancient roman glass but in new settings. I find the whole new roman glass thing sounds rather bogus, how much ancient roman glass is being dug up and how much of it is just tumbled glass. Hope this gives you a start on your research, now you can go to a library and also search for that period of time. DMZ