Vintage and Antique Jewelry – Atlanta

Folks in Atlanta are paying attention to vintage and antique jewelry in Atlanta. From nearby communities such as Chamblee, Dunwoody/Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Alf, Roswell, Marietta, Kennesaw, Norcross, Duluth, John’s Creek, and Stone Mountain, the citizens there know they can rely on Lyn’s Estate Jewelry.

The vintage and antique jewelry that emerged on the streets of Atlanta during the early years of the twentieth century was a reflection of Victorian taste. Heavy and ornate jewelry, often machine manufactured, that was extremely popular in the preceding nineteenth century.

During this time, arts and crafts jewelry designers put to use materials with little intrinsic value and used them for their artistic benefits. Jewelers were allowed to be creative and were able to produce affordable objects by the plentiful use of Vitreous enamel and other materials such as moonstones and turquoise, misshapen pearls, glass and shell, base metals, and semi-precious stones like opals.

A lot of art nouveau jewelry came to Atlanta from France and Belgium and was an important contributor to jewelry fashion.

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Vintage and Antique Jewelry Art Nouveau Style Emerald and Diamond Earrings
Art Nouveau Style Emerald and Diamond Earrings

Usually worn by wealthy and artistically-literate women, art nouveau jewelry was inspired by literature and music, symbolist art, and a revival of the rococo period. Many art nouveau jewelers usually mixed precious metals and gemstones with inexpensive materials and favored cabochon enamel and plique-a-jour techniques.

In Atlanta, Georgia, producing arts and crafts jewelry was popular with amateurs, as it required only a modest investment in tools, and could safely be made in any kitchen. Many of the first American arts and crafts jewelers were self-taught and approached their jewelry as an art form and composition with the emphasis on aesthetic qualities rather than individual skill.

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