Throughout the ages, we have sought to adorn ourselves in many ways and jewelry, composed of solid objects, is a tangible artifact that can help us learn about our past. Primitive adornment with shells and other found objects was a beginning, but the invention of tools led to improvements and innovations that quickly defined ancient and antique jewelry styles. The pleasure of studying ancient and antique jewelry is facilitated by archaeological discoveries, museums, and private collections. Select from the Historical Jewelry Eras below to read more.
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