Jewellery Overview


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Introduction to the history of jewelry, specifically aimed at teaching wire jewelry, so is thus described as a selective overview as many important historicall aspects have been omitted due to the context of the lesson

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Jewellery Overview

  1. 1. Jewellery An Overview
  2. 2. Form and Function <ul><li>Currency, wealth display and storage, </li></ul><ul><li>Functional use (such as clasps, pins and buckles) </li></ul><ul><li>Symbolism (to show membership or status) </li></ul><ul><li>Protection (in the form of amulets and magical wards) </li></ul><ul><li>Artistic display </li></ul>
  3. 3. Egypt 3000-1000 BC <ul><li>Amulets were a form of jewellery with sha-sha beads and a pectoral which was a portable shrine. </li></ul><ul><li>Sha was the Egyptian work for luck. </li></ul><ul><li>Beads were affordable for even the poorest worker. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Egyptian Headdress <ul><li>The spectacular ornament took the form of an outer wig. </li></ul><ul><li>The wig of long flexible strings of gold beads was held in place by a gold head band. </li></ul><ul><li>The head band was worn later by the Greeks and has been reinvented as a modern fashion accessory. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Greece and Rome 1000BC <ul><li>In ancient Greece, beads shaped as natural forms like shells, flowers and beetles were manufactured on a large scale.  </li></ul><ul><li>By 300 BC the Greeks were making multi-coloured jewellery and used emeralds, garnets, amethysts and pearls. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Roman men and women wore rings with an engraved gem on it that was used with wax to seal documents. </li></ul><ul><li>Roman and Greeks wore jewellry as a form of protection against the evil eye </li></ul>
  6. 6. Middle Ages - Ireland <ul><li>Ireland was cut off from Europe and the World. </li></ul><ul><li>The Celtic style remained uninflenced by other cultures and is unique </li></ul><ul><li>The Torque is an example of the unique style. The neck ring was formed by twisted gold. Newbridge still uses this form in their designs. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Costume Jewelry - 1930’s <ul><li>Costume jewelry has been available for over 300 years but its popularity rose in the 1930’s </li></ul><ul><li>Costume jewellry is made out of cheaper materials, mass produced and fashionable rather than collectable </li></ul><ul><li>Coco Chanel encouraged people to wear both faux and real jewelry. </li></ul><ul><li>A significant factor in the popularisation of costume jewellery was the Hollywood movie. The leading female stars of the '40s and '50s often wore and then endorsed the pieces produced by a range of designers. </li></ul>Costume jewelry 1930’s Costume jewelry 1930’s Costume jewelry 1930’s Costume jewelry 1930’s
  8. 8. Wire Jewelry <ul><li>Wire Wrapped  jewelry consists of bundles of wires that are wrapped together to create settings and jewelry framework </li></ul><ul><li>Wire Sculpted  jewelry is similar, wire is swirled and curled to create an ornate framework of bindings and intricate designs. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Other Pupil’s Work