A unique and beautiful collection of hand-made women's jewelry from The Museum of Jewelry in San Francisco, Ca. Our gift shop stocks an assortment of gold, gold-vermeil, and silver jewelry including earrings, necklaces, brooches and rings designed by Shashi, Laurel Burch and Cingano.
To say that the jewelry predates the woman would not be an exaggeration. The earliest known examples of Jewelry were created not by humans but by Neanderthal: 115,000 year old perforated beads made from seashells unearthed in the Cueva de los Aviones, a Spanish cave. In Kenya, at Enkapune Ya Muto, beads made from shells of ostrich egg were created more than 40,000 years ago. And in Russia, a marble ring and stone bracelet are attributed to a similar age.
While our collection is more reflective of fashions from bronze-age through present, the jewelry that graces women is timeless.