Came across this video from the British Museum whilst pottering about on the internet. It's reignited my interest in looking at jewellery from the past and working out how it was made. I often think about the sheer scale of work that went into producing the gorgeous, opulent jewellery of the past and my mind just boggles. Mining the ore then transporting the metal from the mine to wherever it needed to go (without any modern technology or transportation!) would have been an immense task! Then of course there's the metalwork itself... And the cost of it all must have been astounding. The materials...
hese stones aren't imitation, they're chemically identical to naturally occurring emeralds. You get the look and feel of natural emerald, but with a more affordable pricetag - and with the comfort of knowing your stones were created ethically!
Maximalism: a bit of a clunky word, but it sums up the current jewellery trend for elaborate, ornate layered pieces. Sometimes you just want to drape yourself in big sparkly gemstones or delicate layered necklaces. So here's what we've been making recently!
Yellow Gold, Rose Gold & White Gold - Which do you prefer?