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The corner where this image was shot from housed the Museum of Jewelry Store and before that a Greenpeace Store. People loved our Shop. The building made a lot of sense in good years. When we were featured in Vogue magazine and our products appeared movie after movie and were wholesaling to the likes of Nordstroms, we employed about fifty people and needed a large office.
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.
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.
A brief overview of what went right, what went wrong, how the transition is going, and lessons learned during the move.
Dive into triangular earrings and molds covering roman earring design from 200-500 AD and explore the similarities in garnet inlays, filigree and granule work, glass, pearl, and emerald beading on authentic roman pieces as well as one of our modern reproductions.
- 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