Deep French Jewelery History

Deep French Jewelery History

I think that French jewelry culture is profound.

Historically, jewelery became a mass production in France in the 19th century.

 

Until then, regional "farmer" accessories were everywhere.Introduced at the 1872 World's Fair in London, they inspired the wealthy in Britain to force jewelers to imitate "farmer's" accessories to make jewelery.

 

Esclavage

Esclavage means "slavery" in French and was also the name of the 18th century triple chain plaque necklace worn in Normandy.Obviously, it was mainly the lower peasant class who wore these necklaces.

However, these necklaces were also worn by the upper class and often became like marriage dowries.

 

Bressan Enamels

Bressan Enamel was also a Spanish-speaking and Portuguese-speaking jewelery on the Iberian Peninsula.France has traditional methods of making enamel, especially the town of Bourg-en-Brasse near Lyon, which was famous for its enamel work.They were small plaques (shields) decorated with gold pirates and set with either gems or glass paste.

Bressan Enamel was also introduced at the 1872 World's Fair in London, making it very fashionable in France and Britain in the late 19th century.

 

Regional Cross Jewelery

Popular jewelery in the region were cross pendants and religious jewelery made throughout France.This was a niche collector's dream, and there were cross jewelery with many differences.

 

Poissardes and Dormeuse 

Poisarde, also known as an ear pendant, and Dormuse earrings are a type of traditional antique French earrings.Poisarde originally referred to the French "fish seller", but in general, Poisarde earrings have also come to mean "fish hook" earrings.Often made of lightweight gold, it was very fashionable.

Dolmuse earrings, also known as sleeper earrings, were popular among French women because they were sold as sleeping earrings.Small dolmuse earrings are often made of diamonds and allow you to sleep "brilliantly" while wearing them.

 

Bridal jewelry sets 

Parure is a set of jewelery that was popular among 17th century aristocrats.Many of these items, which consisted of tiaras, necklaces, earrings, bracelets and brooches, had replaceable components and deformability.

It is especially known in the French court that there is an exceptional quality parure.Louis XIV's craftsmen were credited for the first "parure invention", and Napoleon Bonaparte had a special tendency to give these gems to his wife.

 

Now, in the 19th century, Bell Epoch was one of the most culturally important times in France.Due to the artistic contributions of the Impressionists and Art Nouveau, it is considered an era in which both peace and prosperity coexist.Many middle classes were born in Europe and began to wear jewelery.At the same time, with the development of costume jewelery originating from Czech rhinestones, French jewelers (mainly in big cities such as Paris, Lyon and Nice) took their jewelery produced abroad and sold it to France. Jewelery culture has flourished.

 

Knowing the history of these French jewelery makes sense for the certainty of the quality of French enamel and the comfort of the French hooks used in pierced earrings.

Knowing what to focus on when choosing jewelry, as well as its fashionability and its background, will help to develop a discerning eye.

 

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Deep French Jewelry History

 

I think that French jewelry culture is profound.

Historically, jewelery became a mass production in France in the 19th century.

 

Until then, regional "farmer" accessories were everywhere. Introduced at the 1872 World's Fair in London, they inspired the wealthy in Britain to force jewelers to imitate "farmer's" accessories to make jewelery.

 

Esclavage

Esclavage means "slavery" in French and was also the name of the 18th century triple chain plaque necklace worn in Normandy. Obviously, it was mainly the lower peasant class who wore these necklaces.

However, these necklaces were also worn by the upper class and often became like marriage dowries.

 

Bressan Enamels

Bressan enamel, which was also a Spanish-speaking and Portuguese-speaking jewelery on the Iberian Peninsula. France has traditional methods of making enamel, especially the town of Bourg-en-Brasse near Lyon, which was famous for its enamel work. small plaques (shields) decorated with gold pirates and set with either gems or glass paste.

Bressan Enamel was also introduced at the Great Exhibition in London in 1872, making it very fashionable in France and Britain in the late 19th century.

 

Regional Cross Jewelry

Popular jewelery in the region were cross pendants and religious jewelery made throughout France. This was a niche collector's dream, and there were cross jewelery with many differences.

 

Poissardes and Dormeuse

Poissardes, also known as ear pendants, and Dormeuse earrings are a type of traditional antique French earrings. Poissardes originally referred to the French "fish seller", but in general, Poissardes earrings have also come to mean "fish hook" earrings. Often made of lightweight gold, it was very fashionable.

Dormeuse earrings, also known as sleeper earrings, were popular among French women because they were sold as sleeping earrings. Small Dormeuse earrings are often made of diamonds and allow you to sleep "brilliantly" while wearing them.

 

Bridal jewelry sets

Parure is a set of jewelery that was popular among 17th century aristocrats. Many of these items, which consisted of tiaras, necklaces, earrings, bracelets and brooches, had replaceable components and deformability.

It is especially known in the French court that there is an exceptional quality parure. Louis XIV's craftsmen were credited for the first "parure invention", and Napoleon Bonaparte had a special tendency to give these gems to his wife.

 

Now, in the 19th century, Bell Epoque was one of the most culturally important times in France. Due to the artistic contributions of the Impressionists and Art Nouveau, it is considered an era in which both peace and prosperity coexist. Many middle classes were born in Europe and began to wear jewelery. At the same time, with the development of costume jewelery originating from Czech rhinestones, French jewelers (mainly in big cities such as Paris, Lyon and Nice) took their jewelery produced abroad and sold it to France. Jewelery culture has become even more prosperous.

 

Knowing the history of these French jewelry makes sense for the certainty of the quality of French enamel and the comfort of the French hooks used in pierced earrings.

Knowing what to focus on when choosing jewelry, as well as its fashionability and its background, will help to develop a discerning eye.

 

Go to the Collection

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