Antique style

Period: 8th century BC. – 4th century AD. For convenience, we will divide the ancient style into two parts – Greek and Roman. Let’s start with Greece! The main features of the decorations of Ancient Greece: ornaments: flowers, insects, birds, sea creatures, snakes and lions; Plots of mythology, religion, historical events, figures, gods Sacred symbols (the knot of Hercules, the crescent moon) ornamental and precious…

Denmark jewelry. Vikings, flowers and functionalism

Old Nordic – the Viking heritage An important event in Danish jewelry history was the opening of the Nordic Museum (Nordiska museet) in 1807. The museum introduced the applied arts of the Scandinavians and inspired the jewelers to create jewelry in the style of Old Nordic, referring to the time of the Vikings. Before that time, pieces had been made according to the familiar styles…

Byzantine and Celtic styles

Byzantine style Period: 395-1453 Main features: Massiveness, opulence, mixture of materials and techniques; detailed color images Antique, later Christian themes. geometrical ornamentation: spirals, palmettes, swastikas and meanderings are based on a combination of the cross, square and circle; the elements are filled with Christian symbolism; Mythological motifs: the Tree of Life, lily, laurel wreath, griffin, dove, fish, sheep, Phoenix and Syrin birds, double-headed eagle; depictions…

Jewelry Styles: Etruscan

Being able to recognize style in jewelry is a useful skill. It helps identify provenance and value, and identify cultural connections. Let’s start with the basics. What is style? Style is a set of specific attributes to characterize things. “Carriers of style” can be composition, a system of images, ideas. And jewelry, which is so interesting to us! In this material we will tell only…

Egyptian style

Period: 2240-9th century BC. The main features of Ancient Egyptian jewelry sacral symbols: scarab, ankh, the eye of Horus (uajet or eye of Ra), tiet (Isis knot), sesen, sun with wings, shenu, feather of Maat; images of gods Ra, Horus, Isis, Bastet. floral ornaments; articles of metal, bone or ceramics could take the form of animals (birds, snakes, frogs, dragonflies, giraffes, horses) ornamental and precious…