A history of jewelry
A journey through the beginning of time to the 21st century
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Who found the first diamonds? How is our jewelry different from thousands of years ago?
These questions may pop into your head when putting on your own jewelry. From hunter gatherer tribes to the modern age, humans have decorated themselves with gemstones, beads, gold, and silver for a long, long time. We are naturally drawn to beautiful things, and as the years have gone on jewelry design has become more and more eye-catching.
This gallery will take you through the many trends of European jewelry, from emperors' golden rings to trendy '90s chokers. Click through to learn more!
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