2019 - History of American Ring MakingThe History of American Ring Making, 1798-2018

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2019 - History of American Ring MakingThe History of American Ring Making, 1798-2018

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This paper teaches trade secrets and methods of ring making by taking jewelers on a journey through American ring making—from handmade to 19th century samples showing our ring evolution and into the 20th century period decade styles of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, ending in the 21st century. Unique ring developments are covered: signets, hollow, machined and diamond cut, the era of stamped to wax carved, and clad-gold ring making, which kept the jewelry industry in Providence, Rhode Island (now in its third century). Lastly, the history of the Tiffany engagement ring, born in 19th-century Providence and reborn in the 21st century, is shared.

Author: Peter DiCristofaro

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