An increase in skills and wealth in the later Bronze Age meant more people could afford jewellery and accessories.
This gold ring from Thwing in East Yorkshire is about 2700 years old. It may have been used for hair adornment or as an ear or nose-ring.
It is called a penannular ring by Archaeologists – meaning an almost complete circle.
It is made from two types of gold and must have taken a great deal of skill to make. It is 1.8cm wide and dates from 1150 -750 BC.