Jewelry Making Through History
Posted by jewelrybrand on November 17th, 2015
Jewelry is one of the oldest known artifacts from history, with the first discovered jewelry item dating back 100,000 years. Modern jewelry and jewelry making methods are the product of thousands of years or cultural exchange and technological development.
Ancient Egypt, famous for the extravagant life of the Pharaoh, is known for its rich design, artwork and opulence. The use of bracelets, necklaces, collars and more all in gold aligns with the extravagance of the time. At the time, gold was mined from the the Nubian desert and, due to its malleable nature, was an easy metal to work with. The Egyptians also worked with lapis lazuli, glass and other semi-precious stones.
The Ancient Greeks also made use of gold in jewelry, but incorporated more precious stones. By 300 BC, the Ancient Greeks were using emeralds, pearls and more in their jewelry designs.
After the fall of the Roman Empire, Europe continued to develop jewelry making. During the Middle Ages, amulets, clothing fasteners and signet rings were popular jewelry accessories. During the Renaissance, the increase of trade led to a dissemination of jewelry making methods and materials led to the prominence of gemstones and gemstone settings.
Like it? Share it!
About the Authorjewelrybrand
Joined: April 29th, 2015
Articles Posted: 429
More by this author