Jewelrymaking Through History

Jewelrymaking Through History

An Encyclopedia

Book - 2007
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All art objects, whether they be paintings, pottery, sculpture, or any other media, represent the people who created them, and jewelry is no exception. In this volume, approximately 75 entries spanning ancient times to the present, describe the people, places, terms, and tools in the history of jewelry. Readers will learn how the economic, geographic, political, religious, and social circumstances of a place and time influence the materials that are used to make jewelry, the signs and symbols in that jewelry, and way it is worn. More than just pretty pieces, jewelry often has great symbolism and tradition attached to it that is handed down through generations. Both students and collectors will find this resource helpful for discovering the lands and people represented by their jewelry. Factboxes and sidebars offer additional insights to this complex craft.
Jewelrymaking Through History demonstrates how jewelry represents the cultural, geographical, political, and social histories of the people who create it.

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Featuring photographic illustrations throughout (mostly in b&w), this volume provides a general overview of jewelry and jewelry-making around the world from ancient times to the present day. It touches on a diverse assortment of topics and does not attempt to be comprehensive in coverage. A sampling of the 63 entries: Celtic jewelry, diamond cuts, hair combs, Mexican silver jewelry, rhodium, and watches. Hesse is an appraiser, auctioneer, and owner of an antiques and collectibles store in Hartsdale, New York. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Presents alphabetically arranged entries on the history of jewelrymaking from the time of ancient Egypt up to the present, on such topics as raw materials, styles, techniques, and famous historical pieces.

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2007
ISBN: 0313335079 (alk. paper)
9780313335075 (alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 745.594203 HES
Characteristics: xxiii, 220 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm

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