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  • Village to Vogue Arthur Smith Jewelry Brooklyn Exhibit  By :
    Brooklyn Museum Jewelry exhibit showing Art Smiths Gold and Silver Jewelry Creations as well as other Jewelry designers products from vintage throught to modern Jewelry designs.
  • Krementz and the World's Greatest Collar Button  By : Richard Krementz
    Krementz was founded in 1866 by George Krementz. The company developed the high quality finish known as Krementz Overlay in the 1880s. This laminated finish was a variation of the basic gold-filled manufacturing process. Krementz used 14 karat gold in the process, while many other manufacturers used 10 karat gold or 12 karat gold in the process.
  • History Of Lab Grown Diamonds  By : Shawn Willcoxon
    Diamonds have always been considered as women have preferred jewelry. Over the years, diamonds have created conflicts, problems and environmental concerns. Some individuals believe that problems that diamonds cause are becoming obsolete because of the emergence of synthetic or lab-created diamonds.
  • Dichroic Glass Jewelry Process  By : Brent Moody
    Dichroic glass jewelry, sometimes known as art glass jewelry, is jewelry which has been created by adding numerous micro-layers of metal oxides that gives the glass dichroic optical attributes. Dichroic substance distributes visible light to be parse out into unique beams of color.
  • DeLizza and Elster Jewelry - Juliana  By :
    If you have seen DeLizza and Elster jewelry, often referred to as Juliana, then you already know that it is typically big, bold and beautiful! Today, as forty years ago, this jewelry gets noticed. The designers spared no imagination in their combinations of shapes and colors and you can find glitzy rhinestones and gorgeous art glass combined in striking creations. D&E jewelry was made to last and the quality of workmanship is remarkable.
  • The History of Native America Jewelry Part II  By : Cindy Amirkhan
    The evolution of the Native American Indian jewelry Industry has been one of the amazing phenomena in the history of art and commerce. From the early 1920s through the mid 1950s, Southwestern American Indian jewelry attained a degree of excellence, which rivaled that of distinguished silversmiths throughout history. Regardless of when The Navajo and the Zuni learned silversmithing, who taught them and what they learned from each other, the period from 1920 through the 1950s.
  • The History of Early Native American Indian Jewelry  By : Cindy Amirkhan
    The evolution of jewelry to this day must be credited in part to the Navajo, who were greatly influenced by the Spanish from the late 16th century forward. The Navajo were in constant contact, some hostile, and some friendly with the Spanish. From these people the Indians began to appreciate some of the early Spanish Designs for personal adornments, such as the Moorish inspired Crescent and the Pomegranate Blossom that became key to the Navajo design and origin of the Squash Blossom necklace.
  • Traditional Indian Jewelry Explained  By : Hemant Jain
    Though with changing times and needs trendy and sleek designs has made its foray into the Indian Jewelry market, Indian traditional jewelry as an ornament is worth flaunting.
  • Some traditions and cultures of wedding rings  By : Mark Fisher
    There are varieties of traditions in various cultures but the main concept behind the wedding ring is love and remembrance of the wedding day.
  • Masonic Jewelry: A Symbol Of Brotherhood  By : Andrew Stratton
    The Freemasons have the longest history of any organization in the world. The first Grand Lodge was formed in 1717 in London, but there was loose organization and use of terms and symbols centuries before that. Stonemasons were the founding fathers.
  • Celtic Jewelry: Ancient History Meets Magic  By : Andrew Stratton
    An ancient and storied art that transcends time and cultures, Celtic jewelry is known for its flowing lines with swirls, spirals and knots that represent the interconnectedness of life.
  • HISTORY'S ROLE ON JEWELRY  By : Sharon Lemell
    Understanding how History played an important role and influenced Jewelry Design dating from the Victorian Era into the 1940's. Antique and Vintage Jewelry is a time capsule reflecting our past and teaching us and our future generations.
  • History And Significance Of Gemstone Beads  By : Gen Wright
    Gemstone beads are very popular these days and they are hence in high demand everywhere. Those who wear them are most often unaware of the history and legacy behind them and the significance that the gems have.
  • Navajo Native American Jewelry History  By : Marie Wakefield
    Most of the Navajo crafts are their weaving, jewelry making and sandpainting. The latter took place during religious ceremonies and involved using crushed minerals such as charcoal, sandstone, ocher and gypsum to create patterns in sand. More lasting was Navajo jewelry, which is particularly distinct for its use of silver and turquoise.
  • Functional Jewelry With Useful Purposes  By : Gen Wright
    There are many items of functional jewelry that people wear. Though it may not be outwardly obvious to others, it is serving a very useful purpose as well as just looking pretty. New and innovative uses for jewelry that are arising allow people to carry very important and functional information, as well as tools and medication with them wherever they go.
  • The Social Side Of Jewelry - Religious Symbols  By : Gen Wright
    Jewelry is one of the many ways in which religion and cultural beliefs are shown through how we look and what we wear on our bodies. Wearing jewelry with religious meaning is a silent and important way for many to show and declare there faith while going about their everyday lives. Nowadays there are full of beautiful earrings, bracelets and necklaces that depict many different aspects of all the worlds religions.
  • Jewelry - Good Luck Charms And Talismans With Magical Powers  By : Gen Wright
    People today wear mystical jewelry such as luck charms in their everyday lives as symbols to protect them and bring them joy, happiness, luck and peace while also keeping them safe from danger and harm. Charms and talismans are found in so many places and for so many reasons all over the world that it would be impossible to track down all of them. We will try to review a few in this article.
  • Heraldic Jewellery - Proudly Worn In War and In Peace  By : Dianne Hamments
    Heraldric jewellery probably occured as a result of personal vanity or pride, it did have its practical purposes as well. Heraldic devices were similarly used for purposes of identification during Medieval tournaments and jousts.
  • Lost Wax Jewelry Casting  By : C.L. Hendricks
    Lost wax jewelry casting is one of the oldest forms of intricate fabrication known. Before the pyramids rose in Egypt people were making jewelry by the lost wax casting method which is still in use today. The advantage of the lost wax casting technique is that you can work details into a piece of metal by this technique that could never be simply carved or worked in by normal methods.
  • The British Crown Jewels Represent One of the Largest Jewelry Collections in Existence  By : Ann Knapp
    Subject to a turbulent history and much thievery, the British Crown Jewels represent the regalia and vestments worn by the king or queen of the United Kingdom during a coronation ceremony and other state functions. In all, the collection includes crowns, orbs, swords, scepters, and other regalia.
  • The Spectacular Smithsonian National Gem Collection  By : Ann Knapp
    Some of the world's most spectacular diamonds and other gems can be admired in the National Gem Collection in the Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Collection in Washington, D.C. The collection is comprised of diamonds known to almost everyone, as well as other diamonds and precious gems possessing a priceless place in history.
  • A Brief History of Jewelry Boxes  By : Ann Knapp
    During the Industrial Revolution, the concept of mass production enabled the newly established middle class of society to purchase items such as jewelry boxes, in addition to other luxury items. As jewelry boxes were being manufactured in bulk, the cost involved to produce them, as well as the cost to the consumer, was considerably less. What was considered a luxury item could now by enjoyed by
  • A Piercing History: The Life and Times of the Earring  By : Ann Knapp
    For such a small item, the earring has wielded a dramatic influence through the centuries and in countless cultures. Ancient Persian carvings reveal soldiers donning earrings. In Egypt, ear ornaments, such as "earplugs" became fashionable some 1,500 years ago and were worn even by King Tutankhamen. Wealthy women of the Roman Empire used earrings to denote status.
  • World's Famous Jewelry Collections: Stories of Conquest and Mystery  By : Ann Knapp
    Considered to be one of the world's most valuable and largest collections, the Imperial Crown Jewels of Iran is comprised of an exhaustive number of tiaras, crowns, thrones, and the world's largest collection of emeralds, rubies, spinels, and yellow diamonds. Representing nearly 2,500 years of Shah rule in Iran, most of the items were acquired by the Safavid shahs who ruled from 1502-1736 A.D.
  • The Rich History of Jewelry  By : Ann Knapp
    Since the dawn of civilization, jewelry has been a part of nearly every culture, even long before clothing was considered fashion. From its roots in early mystical religious symbols to the lavishness of royalty to objects of beauty for everyday wear, jewelry represents rich stories of history through the ages.
  • Celtic Jewelry - A Beautiful Mystery Unraveled  By : Sam Serio
    Celtic jewelry like the Celts themselves has a rich history and a proud tradition. Immensely beautiful with intricate Celtic symbols and delicate designs, Celtic cross jewelry, Celtic knot jewelry, and beautiful Claddaugh rings have been admired and desired for thousands of years.
  • The History of Gold Jewelry  By : Ann Knapp
    Humankind has long been fascinated by the beauty of gold and since the earliest days of civilization gold has been used to adorn us in the form of jewelry. Let's take a look at how gold jewelry has been used in the various parts of the world during the last five thousand years.
  • Hallmarking Jewellery  By : Catherine Darcy
    A guide to the requirements and processes used to Hallmark precious metals.
  • A brief history of jewellery  By : Catherine Darcy
    The history of jewellery from the Ancient Egyptians to modern day costume jewellery.
  • Jewellery and Hallmarking A Brief Guide  By : Elizabeth Brodie
    There seems to be a lot of confusion over hallmarking in the UK, especially on silver items. The reason for this is simple many items of silver jewellery simply do not require a hallmark.
  • The Dawn of Jewelry  By : Suzanne Macguire
    The vogue of jewelry is as old as the earliest civilization. However, it was not as refined as the contemporary ones. Historians assume that man began wearing jewelry after he migrated to Europe around 35,000 to 45,000 years ago. The purpose of putting on these metals of adornment was often associated with religious or mystical beliefs.
  • A Brief Introduction to the History of Jewelry  By : Stephen Morgan
    In the ancient world and certainly prior to 3000 years B.C. gold was the preferred metal for making jewellery. It had all the key requirements, it was rare, it didn't tarnish easily and best of all it was a soft metal being malleable therefore was easily worked with.
  • Jewelry Styles Through The Ages  By : Dave William
    In the beginning, Victorian jewelry purer 18-22 karat gold. In
    1854, gold was standardized and had 9, 12 or 15 karats. It had
    to be stamped and hallmarked. The other metals used if not gold
    were electric gilt, mercury gilt, pinchbeck and silver.
  • Jewelry in History  By : Steve Hill
    Beginning with ancient Greece, jewelry has been worn by men and women alike. More recently, during the Georgian period from the early 1700s
    to the mid 1800s, jewelry designs were predominantly nature themed with flowers, leaves, insects, birds and feathers engraved or carved. Gemstones were favored during this time along with agates, intaglios and cabochon cut stones.
  • World Famous Diamonds  By : Ian Maher
    The most famous diamonds in the world carry with them rich
    histories of the fortune and calamity of the lives which they
    have touched throughout time. Some world renowned diamonds have
    made the journey through the hands of royalty over centuries
    while others have only been unearthed in recent decades. Here we
    examine a few of the most coveted diamonds that have ever been

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