Sunday, January 13, 2019

Researching 18th Century Jewelry

     Taking time during the winter snow storm here in Virginia to do jewelry research!  What else?  Well, I did make up a lot of new jewelry pieces that will be going into my Etsy shop soon.  Some of them new offerings.

     I have come across an amazing book, in French, that shows us as early as 1769 that birthstones were a thing!  They also include Zodiac signs with their symbols.  I have taken this time to translate this small portion - with the help of my friend Philippe Halbert.

     What is your birth month and sign?  In the time it was associated with different stones compared to now.  Check it out.

     The book also has a chronology and table of the history of the founders by country, the year founded, and main orders or badges.