Art Nouveau Jewellery

 What is Art Nouveau Jewellery Although the Art Nouveau period was short, (1890 to 1914), it still had a large influence on jewellery design and other types of fine and decorative art. It was a time of a flourishing art scene and increasing wealth, which was the ideal opportunity to try out other techniques, motifs, and materials.  Art nouveau jewellery was created by a group of avant-garde artists in Belgium, France, and other parts of Europe when the Victorian period changed to the modern. Art nouveau jewellery, with its free-floating designs inspired by nature, entirely new designs, and state-of-the-art materials, was a kind of reaction to the mass-produced jewellery of the time. It revived what had become standard realism, with new shapes taken from outside sources, which included the arts of Japan and the Arts and Crafts movement of Great Britain. Artist/jewellers preferred to work with semi-precious and even non-precious materials, and their pieces are appreciated for their

Georgian Jewellery

What is Georgian Jewellery Five English kings, four named George and one named William, reigned during the Georgian period which lasted from 1714 to 1837. It was during this time that jewellery making became a novelty, with jewellers becoming masters of their trades. Jewellery during the Georgian era had elaborate shapes and designs, that included stunning gemstones and natural flourishes. Georgian jewellery these days, has become a hugely popular item with collectors.  Even though the name of the era obviously refers to England, it is not only this country that had a big influence on the jewellery culture. Various historical events in Italy, Germany, and France also had a big part to place in the jewellery designs and motifs of that period. Significant characteristics of Georgian Jewellery All jewellery from the Georgian period was handcrafted - a procedure that was extremely labour-intensive. For instance, gold ingots and other metals had to be hand-hammered into thin sheets

Estate Jewellery

 What is Estate Jewellery Basically, estate jewellery is 2nd hand/used/pre-owned, irrespective of whether the previous owner is alive or not. Most times though, estate jewellery becomes available from a deceased estate, from the collection of the person who has passed away.  For instance, some great pieces of estate jewellery came from the collections of decease people like the Duchess of Windsor and Elizabeth Taylor. However, many stunning pieces came from the collections of Ellen Barkin, Princess Salimah Aga Khan, and Lily Safra, all of which were sold during their lifetimes. How does estate jewellery differ from antique and vintage jewellery? The term “antique” refers to the age of a piece of jewellery. It must be 100 years old or more, so, at the moment, jewellery made before 1916 will be classed as an antique. “Vintage” on the other hand refers to the era in which the piece was made, such as Art Deco, Retro, Edwardian, or even modern-day. The main thing to remember is tha