Thursday, February 14, 2008

Susanne Belperron, Fouquet, and Lalique

Jewelry at its best is much more than just an accessory. The style and design of a jewel can illuminate a moment in time and reveal things about a culture. Details about life in ancient Greece--prosperity, a passion for myths, and advanced technical expertise--shine through in the gold jewelry from the 4th century BC. In the 17th century French court at Versailles is mirrored in Louis XIV's extraordinary collection of big diamonds. In the 2oth century the sheer number of jewelry styles point to the constant changes in the economy, lifestyle, technology, fashion, and art.
~Bejeweled. pg 13.

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