When it comes to fine jewelry, there is often a long history associated with many pieces as far back as the 15th century. With deep roots in many pieces; jewelry often has a history that shines as far back as the pieces that sparkle.
Fine Jewelry Historic Roots
Indeed, jewelry traces back to the ancient world. From ancient times, jewelry was made often from shells, stones, and even bones. Over time, gold and various metals were added.
Hence, circa 1820, this rare handmade pendant features a multi-color shell carving of a woman’s profile in an original handmade chain from the same time period. In particular, this style is an example of the high quality of craftsmanship from this time period.
Fine Jewelry – Renaissance
Meanwhile, renaissance jewelry continues to be popular today. Besides showing colorful styles; enamels continue to be popular. Be sure to visit our Enamel Jewelry Styles post where you can learn more about why this type of jewelry is continually highly sought after.
With everything old being new again, this Vintage Diamond Black Enamel Cross reflects on this trend. Set in 14k yellow gold, this cross features 11 round brilliant cut Diamonds on an Estate large enamel Cross.
Since the 17th century, changes have continued to occur in both fashion and jewelry. With many dark colors being seen from that time period; often pastels and pearls became a popular choice in jewels.
From the 1900s, the Antique Krementz handmade enameled pin, pendant features 1 heart-shaped bright green Peridot surrounded by 3 round old European Diamonds.
Also, this style can be worn as either a pin or a pendant. Your choice!
In the 19th Century, the arts and crafts market had a profound impact on fine jewelry. Subsequently, there were many styles featuring cabochon gems and figurative designs with a symbolic meaning.
With the dramatic change, Art Deco reached a peak in styles ranging from sharp geometric styles to colorful exotic pieces of jewelry.
Above all, this Art Deco Brooch is the ideal style to wear to add to accessorize any outfit. Set in 14k rose gold, this pin features 1 red Coral bead and 1 Salmon Coral Button in a flower perfect to wear for any occasion.
Since the 1950s, jewelry has changed. Whether it is a new technology, new designs, and sustainable materials; fine jewelry continues to improve.
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