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Ancient Jewelry Images

© The Trustees of the British Museum This item is displayed in the Schmuckmuseum in Pforzheim, Germany. The Byzantine Earrings are of Crescentric Form with Beaded Wire Border. Circa 6th-7th Century A.D. Photo Courtesy of Christie’s. Blue Glass Penannular...

Earring Images

Diamond Day-Night Earrings with Baguette Cascade. Mid-Century Opal Earrings and Pin Jewelry Suite. Picciotti Ruby and Diamond Demi Parure, c.1950s. Photo Courtesy of Sotheby’s. Mid-Century Diamond Leaf Brooch and Earrings in 18K and Platinum. Classic Jadeite Ear...

Victorian Jewelry Images

Nuptials of Princess Victoria and Prince Frederick William of Prussia, 1858. Bridal Portrait of Queen Victoria. Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Ribbon, 1887. Orange Blossom Parure, Gifts from Albert to Victoria 1839-1846. Funeral Procession for Queen Victoria, 1901....

Greek Jewelry

Minoan and Mycenaean Jewelry Crete When describing jewelry from Greece one should start with the Minoans. Around 3000 BC signs of a new civilisation on the island Crete started to emerge. The origin of this new culture most likely lies in Asia Minor, a theory which is...

Pendant Images

Alexander Calder Brass Wire Pendant, c.1950. Photo Courtesy of Sotheby’s. Victorian Scottish Agate Cross. Frosted Rock Crystal Quartz and Diamond Deco Pendant. Art Nouveau Diamond and 18k Yellow Gold Pendant. Pierced and Chased Silver and Parcel-Gilt Pendant in...

Fringe Necklace

 A fringe necklace can be described as a series of pendant elements which dangle from links or cord which encircles the neck. The origin of the fringe necklace is the Egyptian broad collar (wesekh) which made its debut...

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Medieval Jewelry Introduction The ‘Middle Ages’ is a term that has been used to classify the period of European history which starts after the crumbling of the (Western) Roman empire and ends at the start of the Renaissance. As with every attempt to chop...

Medieval Jewelry

The ‘Middle Ages’ is a term that has been used to classify the period of European history which starts after the crumbling of the (Western) Roman empire and ends at the start of the Renaissance. As with every attempt to chop history up into nicely...

Bracelet Images

Slide Bracelet With Sapphire and Pearl Clasp, Mid-Century Forty miniature charms depicting almost everything under the sun. From a kettle drum to a spinning fan to a small menagerie of animals, etc. the charms are tightly spaced and jingle-jangle on this extraordinary...