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Development of early jewelry can be roughly divided across three ancient civilizations – Egypt, India, and China. Egypt and Mesopotamia set standards in metallurgy, gem collecting, and glass manufacture. Their several thousand years long traditions of jewelry production laid a solid foundation for all European civilizations that came after them, and their unique style affected fashion trends even four thousand years later.
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India managed to develop such a connection to jewelry that it became an integral part of their daily life and religion. Since they were the first who managed to conquer the art of gold gathering and processing, they developed an art of jewel making much earlier than anyone in their environment.
That process made them one of the most sought destinations for trade, which eventually became the driving force for the incredible expansion of European civilization during the Age of Discovery. On the far side of the world, China managed to become a driving force in developing of arts, and their influence slowly spread their unique style across entire Asia. Chinese style that is focused on scenes of nature, animals, and dragons is today still in high popularity and continues to be developed with each passing year.
Thousands of years of advancement enabled jewelry to spread from the particular art form of the precious to the common personal items of adornment, which are today used by everyone around the world to express themselves in various visual fashionable ways. Click Here for more JHistory Articles.
Jewelry History Facts
Facts about jewels are numerous and impressive. Created during their constant presence through the history of our race, they were one of the pivotal driving forces of expressing our culture, fashion and individuality.
After the fall of Ancient Egypt and Roman Empire, Europe became the driving force of jewelry innovation. However, it took a long time until they managed to claim that position. After almost thousand years of isolation, famine, plagues, and wars, Western Europe finally came into contact with distant civilizations during Crusades which enabled the flow of new knowledge and ideas that allowed the birth of Renaissance.
As the transfer of wealth from nobility, royalty, and the church continued to flow to middle classes during Renaissance, Age of Discovery and Industrial Revolution, jewelry designs, and fashion trends changed dramatically. During those times world saw the appearance and disappearance of many styles, some new and original and some based on older designs found in the ruins of long gone civilizations (mostly Egyptian, which became one of the inspirations of Romanticism and Art Deco).
After more than 100.000 years of use of decorative items, and more than 6 thousand years of metallurgy and gem processing, we can surely say that jewels will forever remain an integral part of humanity and our entire civilization.
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