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.
The simple answer is that most of our designs were done by Shashi as he traveled the world visiting museums and browsing private collections of auction-houses. He would photograph and sketching and later reproducing what he found. In honor of Museum Week this week, and Museum Day on May 18th - here are some institutions with great collections of jewelry that we have reproduced pieces from or found inspiration through.
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.
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.
"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.
- art deco
- art nouveau
- british museum
- independence day
- jewelry design
- laurel burch
- mothers day
- mummy beads
- museum day
- new items
- patti hansen
- shashi inc
- the met
- v&a museum
- vintage enamel