As third generation jewelers, we understand firsthand the powerful history of jewelry. While we’ve been designing custom jewelry for a 100 years, obviously jewelry has been created for a little bit longer than that (like thousands of years!).
Take ancient Greek jewelry. According to Thaleia Elikonias:
Jewelry played a large role in ancient Greece. Pieces of jewelry were given at births or marriages and often accompanied their owners into the afterlife, as well (many early jewelry pieces have been discovered in the excavation of graves). Jewelry was used in early Greek religion as amulets, or as offerings to the gods–a practice continued into Christianity with votive offerings.
Prepare to be amazed at the beauty and intricacy of these fine ancient pieces in the video below: