The jewelery of the dragonfly family of European antique gem-set jewels is characterized by the delicate and intricate texture of the dragonfly's wings set with gemstones. The earrings, from the Rosse family's jewelry collection, were reworked by the ingenious jeweler into a new design that did not compromise their original decorative function, but added a new aura.
Antique jewelry: the mark of the times
Jewelry was mostly based on the theme of love and romance, with flowers, hearts, birds of prey and bows and arrows all being skillfully designed into jewelry by artisans.
Art Nouveau period.
Jewelry was designed to welcome the "New Age". Butterflies, dragonflies, snakes, poppies, orchids, water lilies and other natural plants were widely used in jewelry designs.
Edward VII period.
The use of precious metals such as diamonds and platinum was used extensively, with the ultimate in luxury and fine craftsmanship.
Art Deco period.
The jewelry design was distinctive, contrasting and contrasting with the past, with handsome and sharp thick lines expressing the industrialized society and the self-reliance of women, and the geometric process of cutting gave the jewelry a perfect symmetry.
Jewelry just in time for the Great Depression. The jewelry of this period is characterized by short, fat shapes and exaggerated sizes of colored stones, and the extensive use of rose gold, green gold and yellow gold makes the jewelry of this period colorful and glamorous.
The development of jewelry through
Paulding Farnham, the jewelry designer who won numerous gold medals at the World's Fair