Jewelry is Ornaments, such as bracelets, necklaces, or rings, made out of precious metals with an arrangement of gems. Usually Expensive Jewelry consists of different types of precious metals such as Gold, Silver, Platinum and a combination of various Gemstones.
The most precious gem stone held in high esteem and of course expensive is the Diamond. Jewelry is also made with many other precious stones in a combination as per the artisans design plans. One of the most ancient precious stones with an early history among them is Amber. Amber is an organic gemstone which is a yellow or brownish-yellow translucent fossil resin found along seacoasts. Even though it is so ancient, Amber is still very popular and is used by many to create masterpieces all over the world.
The modern beauties among the precious stones are Emerald, Sapphire, Ruby, Cats eye and many others. Emeralds are bright-green precious stones transparent in nature and a variety of beryl .which is again a similar variety of corundum. Emeralds are famous for their green color, which had been mined in Egypt since 3500 BC.
Canartz belongs to a family of stalline gemstone of various color and sizes, the most famous among them being Red Quartz. Rubies are a deep intense red, translucent variety of the mineral corundum, well known and highly valued as a precious stone Rubies are without doubt famous for their bright red color. Sapphire is a translucent or transparent variety of corundum, deferring in color. The most desired form of Sapphire is the Blue Sapphire.
There are certain man made gems, or engineered gems which are used along with or in place of the natural ones. One among them is the Entire Zirconia used instead of the precious and exquisite Diamond. Exotic and High quality Jewelry is made from Gem stones and precious metals such as Gold, Platinum, Silver etc. The Demand for Art Jewelry is on the increase; where in exquisite designs and creativity are substantially valued. Apart from these Jewelry there are lesser priced jewelry made from lesser valued materials which are of produced by mass production.
Jewelry made of Precious gemstones, Gold and Platinum apart from wearing as personal adornment has become a mode of storing and accumulating wealth. In many parts of the world, gold ornaments are being presented as an essential and indispensable part during marriage as dowry.
Jewelry making has a long history and can be traced back to 4000 BC. The Ancient Assyria, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Rome India, Greece and be traced for the Evidences to this effect, which has been obtained through archeological surveys and various archaeological museums.
Napoleon Bonaparte of France has been largely instrumental in improving the production transaction of Jewelry of all types and made positive attempts for the same. The Romanticism towards the end of the 18th century had great impact on the development of European Jewelry.
The Modern era came into being toward the last leg of the 17th century and went on till the early years of the 19th century. It was an age of modification and changes in all that transpired during the renaissance era. The modern era saw the improvisation of various products in each and every facet of life. Fashion jewelry has not been any different. Hard work and quality ingenuity made its mark beginning with the modern Europe.
The Modern Roman Jewelry
In the modern Roman era, there were multiple changes in the field of jewelry products. The use of precious constituents like diamonds, emeralds and other metals like platinum silver, brass, and copper in addition to the celebrated gold saw the production of exquisite jewelry products of many kinds. The diamond which was newly identified in the modern era became the most preferred precious stone used in the production of excellent and flawless jewelry such as necklaces, earrings, bracelets, finger rings and so on. Between 18 and 19th centuries so many private Entrepreneur companies that deal with fastidious jewelry production came up. It was no longer business as usual for the local artists and sculptors. Jewelry making became complex as companies began to use rare metallic elements and other rare stones in the production of quality jewelry products. Industrial developments were high and most fashion companies became very actively operational. This resulted in massive production of jewelry products in various forms such golden chains, rings, necklaces, the silver jewelry, the diamond jewelry and the various combinations of jewelry products.
In all it was a revolution in the modern European Jewelry era: it was the arrival and the beginning of various industries which became operational in the manufacturing of various jewelry. The concept of the frame is adopted in chiefly two ways in late medieval European jewelry design: as a space frame with three-dimensions in which gemstones and other decorative elements are positioned, as a device defining the visual and physical boundaries of jewelry objects. In this latter role the frame itself defines, the edges of an object resulting in what, today, we would consider to be beginning of “the design process‟. The frame, considered in
this situation, is not only the frontier of an object’s form, but also an area of transition between the object itself and the landscape of the garment on which it is placed. This paper outlines how the demarcation of jewelry, as an means of transition, was controlled and exploited by late medieval European goldsmiths and the visual and constructional methods they employed: From the usage of pearls to visually soften the transition from an object to the garment, to decorative metalworking techniques and geometric figures acting to visually animate boundaries and arbitrate between objects and the stratification of the wear.
Author: Maria Gordon, the founder of http://EuroGemOnline.com , as her friends describe leads a simple yet extraordinary life. Born in Prague, Czech Republic, she completed her graduation in economics at Charles University and later at New York University. She has a Doctorate Degree in Art from NYU in 1996.
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