Monday, August 10, 2015

JEWELRY TRIVIA BY TIME PERIODS: Georgian, 1750-1840,
All the jewelry was handcrafted, using gold and silver and set with diamonds, pearls, and colored gemstones.
Life expectancy during this period was not long and mourning jewelry to remember loved ones.was one of the most popular types of jewelry Skulls, feathers and weeping willows were common motifs.
The first Diamond imitation, called Paste, was developed so that the middle class could imitate the fashion worn by the wealthy and the royals.
In the picture, a shell cameo with a grieving woman at a grave site.. The cameo includes the woven hair of the one lost- which was a common practice of the times.

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