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History of Costume Jewelry

31 Oct 2011

egypt brasletAnother name of a costume jewelry is “bijouterie”, a French word that means “jewels trading”. A shorter “bijou” means “jewelry, treasure”.

The costume jewelry history has begun in the Stone Age. About 40 000 years ago Cro-Magnons were the first who have started to use stones for the jewelry making. Their jewels were also made of bowls, teeth, and ivory. Through thousands of years the interest to the stone jewelry has increased. At the time of Ancient Egypt it reached the peak, when the techniques of manufacturing glass threads of opaque blue, green or turquoise color have been opened. Read more about History of Costume Jewelry

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