Jewelry from Islamistan

Islamic Jewelry

After the Arab conquest of Iran, the Islamic civilization was introduced to rings, earrings, pendants, and necklaces made from gold. The traditional Iranian art of animal depiction continued, however this was modified to try and conform with the tenets of Islam, which made it illegal to depict images of living creatures. A recently discovered 12th […]

Byzantine Jewelry

In ancient Rome, the Roman Empire spread its civilization in practical terms to all parts of the world that were known at the time, but subsequently, they began to lose this vitality during the early Christian period. By the end of the 4th century, the Roman Empire was in free-fall decline. Despite it losing many […]

Roman Jewelry

During the Roman Empire, in ancient Rome, jewelry was seen to an extent never seen before. At its height, Imperial Rome was to become the center for goldsmiths throughout the world. As well as precious stones and metals, other materials were brought into the city and goldsmiths from countries like Greece and Oriental provinces got […]

Traditional Jewelry’s Influence on Modern Life

Although this site is focusing on the traditional origins of jewelry, it’s still worthwhile looking at where we are at today. Jewelry features in many parts of modern day life, and sports jewelry is no exception. A Google search will show you retailers selling handmade and vintage goods, as well as sterling silver sports jewelry […]

Greek Jewelry

Greek jewelry didn’t feature as much gold as other civilizations because gold was not available at the time in the region. However some examples do exist of gold being present and some generalizations can be made from the evidence. During the 6th and 7th centuries, jewelry produced in Attica and Peloponnese seemed to show a […]