Arts & Crafts Jewelry
During the second half of the nineteenth century, to counteract the overly mechanized world of the Industrial Revolution and its perceived lack of any notable aesthetic, guilds of artisans began to emerge. Basing themselves on the guilds of old, they proceeded to teach handmade methods and philosophies to their followers. A resurgence of artisan-designed and created jewelry was sparked by this Arts & Crafts movement and it showered its adherents with a legacy of truly original jewels. The Arts & Crafts pictorial glossary below invites you to read more.
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