||Victorian jewelry dates from 1837-1901.
Materials such as cut steel, jet, coral, gutta percha and human hair along
with themes such as snakes, hands, buckles, flowers and birds were prevalent
throughout this time period. Victorian jewely is found in gold, gold filled
and Agate Jewelry
||Scottish and agate jewelry was very popular
from 1850-1900. Most of this type of jewelry was manufactured in England
and Scotland. Buckles, heraldic crests, dirks, thistles, knives and swords
were some of the more popular themes. Scottish and agate jewelry is becoming
very collectible and is certainly wearable with today's fashions.
||The art nouveau time period lasted approximately
20 years from 1890-1910 and beautiful ladies were one of the most popular
motifs along with dragonflies, snakes, butterflies and mythical creatures.
Art nouveau jewelry, made in silver or gold, is highly collectible today.
||Plastic jewelry, whether it is bakelite,
celluloid or lucite is just plain fun!! Bakelite and celluloid jewelry
was lightweight, colorful and relatively cheap during the 1920-1940's.
Bakelite jewelry is one of the hottest collectibles around today!
||A wide variety of jewelry was made in
a wide variety of styles during 1920-1950. Combinations of gemstones, glass,
gold, gold-filled, sterling, marcasites, and many other substances were
used to create some terrific pieces that can still be worn every day.
||Costume jewelry was made from non precious
materials and the diversity in costume jewelry is enormous. Many pieces
were signed by the designer and are truly a piece of art. Costume jewelry