Jewelry has endured for thousands of years bearing significance in each and every culture as it evolved through the ages. For the better part of the 19th and 20th centuries, scholars believed that the earliest gold jewelry originated around 3000 BC in what is now southern Iraq. However, recent discoveries point to the shores of the Black Sea, nearly one thousand years prior.
The Egyptians were the first to establish jewelry in the style that we are familiar with today. They had a well-documented penchant for gold and used jewelry to symbolize power, wealth, and close proximity to their gods. The color and design of ancient pieces were greatly important and reflected statements of fertility, love, social status, and royal heritage.
Yes, even in ancient times design was paramount, holding higher significance than rarity or monetary value. These early craftsman were limited by the tools and manufacturing techniques of their time. Today the scope of our creation is limited only by imagination and because of that we encourage you to let yours come to life.
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