HISTORY OF JEWELRY FROM TIME TO TIME
What is Jewelry
Jewelry or jewellery consists of small decorative items worn for personal adornment.It's ornament made of precious metals, with or without gemstones, usually small and for a specific purpose on the body and clothes: brooches, earrings, bracelets, rings.
Studying the history of Greek jewelry we see a spectacular bloom of goldsmithing in Crete and the Aegean islands during the Minoan civilization.
Gold had been worked on thin plates and had representations of animals, insects, plants and marine species.
The Minoans made of wire primitive but beautiful chains, and simple crowns with threaded beads and leaves.
Highlights of this season were the bright colors,the movement and the liveliness in the figures and issues.
In historical times the Greek jewelry, the first steps were very simple.It included manufactures from simple wires which sometimes were twisted.
Between 800 and 675 BC the art of processing gold, silver and amber was spread.
Since then, new techniques such as pouring of gold, hammering, making chains, the filigree construction and grains.