Baroque

Baroque

Baroque The Baroque period in art history spans from about 1600 to 1775 and is one of the most versatile amongst the art eras. The name is derived from a Portuguese jewelers term “barrocco”, meaning “irregularly formed pearl”. It was preceded...
Baroque Jewelry

Baroque Jewelry

Baroque Jewelry Introduction With the start of the 17th century, Renaissance jewelry evolved gradually into a new style. From 1625 on, we see a clear reaction against the rigid and contorted dresses that had been worn by the ladies of the Renaissance. Soft, flowing...
Belle Époque

Belle Époque

Belle Époque The movement called Edwardian in Great Britain was called Belle Époque (beautiful era) in France. Belle Époque jewelry is characterized by garlands and swags of foliate motifs, lace, and bows. Designs reflect the neoclassical and rococo motifs of...
Berlin Iron

Berlin Iron

Berlin Iron Berlin iron is a black-lacquered cast iron material used in jewelry making beginning c. 1790. Originating in Silesia, Prussia at the Gleiwitz Foundry, the Royal Berlin Foundry and a manufacturer in Horovice, Bohemia all produced jewelry in this manner. The...