I really like rarite brooches, which I gladly wear on solemn occasions, since I have a small collection =) So I treat antique jewelry with no less interest.
What is behind the concept?
The word antique means belonging to the history and culture of the ancient Romans and Greeks, that is, objects of the ancient world. Translation from Latin – before.
However, nowadays, often when using the expression antique jewelry, we mean objects that are more than half a century old. It also includes various products in the art nouveau and art deco.
But I am more interested in just items made a long time ago. After considering them, we touch that culture, by that time … Therefore, my photo selection consists mainly of such decorations.
Antiques (the new-fashioned name) were made in a flat or bulk version, most often of gold, silver, bronze, iron, and zinc. Images on them were carried out with the help of embossing, engraving, forging, casting, filigree, carving, and embossing.
Popular motifs are animals, birds, gods and goddesses from ancient Greek mythology, talisman masks, antique vessels for storing olive oil and wine, flowers, leaves.
Now designers also draw ideas for creating their products, looking at antique jewelry. After all, everything new, as in the saying – it is well forgotten old.
And what most attracts your attention in these decorations?