Difference between revisions of "Jewelry"

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Jewelry included items [[modern]]ly thought of as jewelry:  
 
Jewelry included items [[modern]]ly thought of as jewelry:  
 
*[[ring]]s, including [[seal ring]]s
 
*[[ring]]s, including [[seal ring]]s
*[[broach]]es including [[annular]]s, [[pennanular]]s, [[disk broach]]es
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*[[brooch]]es including [[annular]]s, [[pennanular]]s, [[disk brooch]]es
 
*necklaces
 
*necklaces
 
*pendants including decorative [[seal]]s, reliqueries, and much more
 
*pendants including decorative [[seal]]s, reliqueries, and much more
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*[[enamel]]ling
 
*[[enamel]]ling
 
*carved wood or ivory (sometimes covered in other objects, e.g. painted, gilded or inset with gems)
 
*carved wood or ivory (sometimes covered in other objects, e.g. painted, gilded or inset with gems)
*[[coin]]s or other keepsakes, e.g. a disk broach or earring from a coin (although in some cases deliberate copies were manufactured).
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*[[coin]]s or other keepsakes, e.g. a disk brooch or earring from a coin (although in some cases deliberate copies were manufactured).
  
 
== See also ==  
 
== See also ==  

Revision as of 10:56, 27 June 2005

Jewelry was a diverse art during the middle ages of making items that ornamented their wearer. Items could be purely decorative, or practical items to which decoration was added to create a pleasant effect, and impression of wealth.

Jewelry included items modernly thought of as jewelry:

and also other items:

Jewelry could be made from a variety of materials:

See also

References