American Jewelry: Part III

American Jewelry: Part III

American Jewelry: Part III American Jewelry: An Historical Timeline In a nostalgic wave created by the celebration of the country’s 50th anniversary, Americans began to take pride in previous generations and a mid-eighteenth century revival was born. In this time of...
American Jewelry: Part IV

American Jewelry: Part IV

American Jewelry: Part IV American Jewelry: An Historical Timeline The Close of the Century 1875 – 1900 Opening Day at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION!PHILADELPHIA, PA.THIS GREAT INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION, DESIGNED TO COMMEMORATE...
Amulet

Amulet

Amulet Precious stones have long been associated with symbolism, superstition, mysticism and medicine. An amulet is a talisman of symbols and or gemstones believed to have specific apotropaic properties (to ward off evil) and attributes to prevent illness, ward off...
Ancient Jewelry

Ancient Jewelry

Ancient Jewelry Paleolithic Period Up until 2015, the oldest known objects that were believed to have served a decorative purpose for the human body were approximately 110,000 years old. Drilled shell beads from this time (the middle Paleolithic period) have been...
Art Deco Era Jewelry

Art Deco Era Jewelry

Art Deco Era Jewelry Poster for the Exposition International des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, Paris 1925 by Robert Bonfils (1886-1972) T he era we now know as “Art Deco” received its moniker from the Exposition International des Arts Décoratifs et...