Antique Jewelry and Jewelry History
Evaluating antique gemstone jewelry and examples of different styles of gemstone jewelry from various eras.
You can find many amazing antique engagement rings from a variety of time periods. Before you shop, learn more about these styles and how to identify them.
Authentic Georgian jewelry is rare. Before you buy, learn about the notable pieces and qualities of this antique style, including its intricate metal work.
An early history of gems and jewelry, highlighting different cultures and their varied beliefs about the powers of gems and precious rocks.
The Mid-Victorian Period saw many changes in society and fashion. Learn what distinguishes Grand Period jewelry, particularly its opulent style and weight.
Late Victorian Aesthetic Period jewelry marked a turn from weighty opulence to more delicate designs. Learn more about this popular antique style.
The Romantic Period marked the start of the Victorian Era. Learn about the typical qualities of Romantic Period jewelry, including its sentimental motifs.
A full and complete history of the lapidary arts, from 70,000 BC to present day. The origins of faceting, bruting, and carving.
Belle Époque jewelry combined opulent but graceful metalwork with a variety of gems. Learn more about this style and how it inspires modern jewelry makers.
Early lapidary technology doesn’t differ from our modern tools as much as you might think. Learn more about the history of laps, polish, and gem cutting.