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Ages of Jewellery

Man has been making jewellery ever since they have been wearing clothes. The prime find at any archaeological dig is always the piece of jewellery, usually because metals last longer and are better preserved.

Like ladies fashion and architecture, jewellery changes with time. The style and method of manufacture enables a jeweller to date a piece quite accurately and exactly if it is hallmarked.

Georgian 1714 - 1835
Victorian Neoclassical 1835 - 1860
Victorian Romantic 1850 - 1880
Victorian Gothic 1870 - 1901
Arts & Crafts 1890 - 1920
Art Nouveau 1895 - 1920
Art Deco 1920 – 1940
Modern 1940 – 1960s
Retro 1960s-1980s
Ages of jewellery