Ancient Rome is well endowed with a history decked in fame for its complex jewelry designs and their use of a vast variety of materials, specifically gems from all shades of the rainbow and glass beads.
Here we explore Roman jewelry with a dive into men's and women's styles, use of gemstones and the fashions most coveted by the Roman Empire.
It’s no secret that Ancient Greek jewelry is beautiful in a dazzling, hypnotizing way. Without doing much, it takes us to a time where jewelry and accessories told their very own stories and didn’t come without meaning. Crafted from expensive metals and decorated with natural pearls, Ancient Greek jewelry has clearly always been a symbol of taste, wealth, and sophistication.
Let’s take a look inside the world of Ancient Greek jewelry to understand its meaning and significance throughout history.
As the Egyptians valued personal adornment, all of the men and women, and even their Holy statues were always beautifully decorated with pieces of jewelry: necklaces, bracelets, earrings, collars, rings, armbands, headpieces, and even anklets, made out of gold and many other precious metals. Jewelry had always held a higher place of significance in the lives of the ancient Egyptians, causing them to have a strong belief in the importance of jewelry. Keep on reading to dive deeper into the history of ancient Egyptian jewelry.
The late, great Laurel Burch was an artist turned entrepreneur. Most prominently known for her jewelry designs, colorful cats, horses, and animals and beautiful fabrics. Shashi and Laurel met in the early 1970s - in San Francisco - and struck both a romantic and business partnership. Together they founded Laurel Inc. - manufacturing Laurels designs as a 50/50 joint venture. The Laurel Inc. / Laurel San Francisco designs represent the first examples of Laurels commercial work, as such they are highly collectable. The fledgling company first attempted manufacturing directly in San Francisco. They trained hippies and assorted counter-culture types to do jewelry production, but...
Shashi started importing jewelry in 1964. As an employee of Eastern Airlines, he used $700 to source products overseas, import, and sell them. He made another trip a few weeks later on the pretense his mother was ill, and by the time he took a 3rd trip he was self-employed. Within a year or two Shashi had turned his initial investment into about $100k in inventory. He spoke English, Malaysian, Hindi (Mandarin was added later) and was able to create unique relationships in Indonesia, China, Singapore, India and elsewhere - relationships that were used to source antiques, find gemstones, and to manufacture the Shashi...
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