Jewelry may be defined as beautification article consists of small decorative items worn for adornment. Brooches, rings, necklaces, earrings, pendants, and bracelets etc. recovered from ruins, archeological investigations are an example of Some Great Ancient Jewelry. In the famous Sadigh Gallery you can view the following great ancient jewelries.
Know About the Ancient History of Jewelry From Sadigh Gallery Representatives
It’s been thousands of years since Some Great Ancient Jewelry pieces were discovered being crafted from seashells, bone, and animal skin. In the ancient African continent, Egypt had become a dominant civilization. They were empowered by advances in the technology of crafting of gemstones and precious metals.
Africa: The first signs of Some Great Ancient Jewelry came from Africa. Jewelry with perforated bead type design crafted from sea snail shells has been discovered dating back to 75,000 at Blombos Cave in Africa. In Kenya, beads made from perforated ostrich eggshells have been recovered which was made 40,000 years ago.
Europe: European early modern humans developed and mastered the art of crafting crude necklaces and bracelets made of bone, teeth, berries, and stone hung on pieces of string or animal sinew, or carved bone fraction and used to secure clothing together. Shell or mother of pearl pieces was also used. A pendant decorated and engraved dating back 11,000 BC, considered to be the oldest Mesolithic art in Britain, discovered in North Yorkshire in 2015.
Egypt: The first signs of established Jewelry making were traced in Ancient Egypt around 3,000–5,000 years ago. The Egyptians liked the luxury, Variety, and superior workability of gold over other metals. In Predynastic Egypt, jewelry soon began to symbolize dominating political and religious power. Ornaments were worn by both males and females of wealthy Egyptians.
Mesopotamia: Sadigh Gallery exhibits Pair of Gold Hair Ornaments, Mesopotamian, circa 2000 BC was found decorated with granulation and cloisonné, which is preserved in Walters Art Museum. Jewelry making had become a significant craft in the cities by about 5,000 years back. The most significant archaeological evidence of Jewelry comes from the Royal Cemetery of Ur, where hundreds of burials dating 2900–2300 BC were unearthed.
Greece: They started using gold and gems in Jewelry in 1600 BC, although beads shaped as shells and animals were produced widely in earlier times. Around 1500 BC, the main techniques of working gold in Greece included casting, twisting bars, and making wire developed. The forms and shapes of Jewelry in ancient Greece such as the arm ring, brooch, and pins had varied widely.
Rome: When the Romans conquered most of Europe, Jewelry was changed as smaller factions developed in Roman designs. Brooch was the most common cultural icon of early Rome, which was used to secure clothing together. The Romans used gold, as well as bronze, and glass beads and pearl also. As early as 2,000 years ago, they imported Sri Lankan sapphires and Indian diamonds.
China: They used silver in their jewelry more than gold. Blue Kingfisher feathers were tied onto early Chinese Jewelry and later, blue gems and glass were incorporated into designs. However, Jade was preferred over any other stone. The Chinese revered jade because of the human-like qualities they assigned to it.
Indian subcontinent: India, Pakistan and other countries of South Asia have a long very rich Jewelry history, which went through various changes through cultural influence and politics for more than 5,000–8,000 years. India had an abundant supply of precious metals and gems. As a result, it financially prospered through export and enjoyed a continuous development of art for 5,000 years.