Jewelry Through Time

Jewelry can be used for many purposes that transcend simple ideas like beauty and wealth. Each piece tells a story about the person who wore it. It describes cultural values, traditions, religious beliefs, political events, economic changes, life milestones, and so much more. Please enjoy this brief sample of jewelry across many time periods and cultures. Every item tells a story and each one is equally interesting yet vastly different.  

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