XIXth century jewelry will be marked by a reinterpretation of past centuries and exotic cultures by European jewelers:
A return of the Antique style marks the 1st Empire with cameos and intaglios. The Neo-antique style will pick up the trend again during the Third Republic.
The reinterpretation of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance appears under the Restoration. It translates with jewelry depicting painted enamel portraits or sculptures of fantastic animals. Orientalism results in rings with patterns of Algerian knots, lapis lazuli and gold balls. Japanism reveals itself in jewelry with cloisonné enamel…
In addition, the discovery in 1867 of the diamond mines of South Africa will considerably increase the supply of diamonds and open jewelry beyond the upper classes.

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