2018 - Secrets of Ancient Goldsmiths Demystified

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2018 - Secrets of Ancient Goldsmiths Demystified

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The techniques used by ancient cultures are often considered primitive but nothing could be further from the truth. In reality, the techniques practiced as far back as 2400 B.C. are more sophisticated in design and execution than most mass-produced jewelry of today. There is an enormous amount to be learned from ancient jewelry practices. Their solutions to design problems, when combined with modern knowledge advances, are a powerful tool. Appreciating a higher standard of workmanship provides inspiration and leads to raising the bar on what is possible today. This paper will examine the ingenious methods and artistry used to create the masterpieces that occupy museums today.

Author: Jeanette K. Caines

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