History Has Cool Jewelry, Part I

History Has Cool Jewelry, part I

Maybe we should replace the word “cool” with the word “creepy”?

This is a ring with the portrait of John the Fearless, the Duke of Bourgogne from 1404-1419. Made from gold, agate, jet, emerald, ruby and enamel – all with a tiny diameter of 2.3cm.

Source: [The Louvre]

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2 Responses to History Has Cool Jewelry, Part I

  1. I love the Roman jet jewelry in Britain; Bears, and Medusa faces. There a picture of the bear here- http://theses.univ-lyon2.fr/documents/getpart.php?id=lyon2.2009.beck_n&part=159143

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