10 Ways Jewellery Changed during the 19th and 20th Centuries


3. The Jewel Masters

The nineteenth century was a celebration of the jewel makers. Various jewellery artisans of this period achieved world-wide acclaim as masters in a way that artisans of earlier eras did not. Jewellery designers and crafters like Carl Faberge, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and Rene Lalique dramatically altered the look of jewellery by infusing pieces with their own creative stamp. Their jewellery from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries is regarded as some of the most innovative and beautiful jewellery in the world.