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Momento Mori Rosary - Met Museum. After centuries of sluggish growth known as the Middle Ages, Europe finally emerged to the Renaissance in the 14th Century. The Renaissance bought with it rapid developments in art - but also in technology, knowledge, science and infrastructure. Covered here is some of the history that begat this explosion of fashion, Renaissance jewelry trends, typical styles, and types of jewelry popular during the Renaissance, and a few of our designs. We hope you find it a useful companion to the Museum's Renaissance jewelry collection. A New World The Cantino planisphere completed in 1502, shows an expanding world which includes Central America, Newfoundland, India and...
Just a quick note to let you know that our store, website, and blog have gone multi-lingual. Museum of Jewelry is now available in Japanese, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Danish, Dutch, Korean, Simplified Chinese, and (for funzies) Latin.
For a long time I've played with the idea of adding some timelines and maps to the website but have not really found a way to organize our collections effectively. I think I've finally figured it out. Check out our new timelines and let us know what you think!
"Modern" is a bit tongue in cheek when your jewelry is inspired by history. I've been hard at work cleaning up our modern collection and its subsets, and I want to walk a bit through the periods we represent.
Specifically today I want to talk about the Georgian era in general and dive into Georgian fashion, and some of the Georgian jewelry trends represented in our collection.