Aesthetic Period 1885-1901

Aesthetic Period 1885-1901

Aesthetic Period 1885-1901 Gibson Girl Sketch by Charles Dan Gibson. The Aesthetic Period of Victorian jewelry can be defined as one of reaction against previous jewelry periods. Victorians became disillusioned with fashions and furnishings and sought a way out of the...
American Jewelry: Part I

American Jewelry: Part I

American Jewelry: Part I American Jewelry: An Historical Timeline Colonial Jewelry 1600 – 1775 Shell Beads c.1500-1600, Florida.Photo Courtesy of the National Museum of the American Indian Natives of North America, in the time before European exploration,...
American Jewelry: Part II

American Jewelry: Part II

American Jewelry: Part II American Jewelry: An Historical Timeline The First Fifty Years 1775-1825 Mourning Pendant c.1800-1820.Photo Courtesy of the National Museum of American History. Following the Revolutionary War, newly independent Americans began to look beyond...