Inspiration for Gothic & Renaissance Revival Style Jewels

TheMAGNIFICENT1800s Many antique and estate jewelry dealers have pieces that fall into either the Gothic or Renaissance revival styles, yet don’t fully comprehend the characteristics that make these pieces unique. By understanding these jewels’ historical significance, stylistic elements and manufacturing techniques, dealers can spark customers’ interest and enhance sales appeal THE GOTHIC REVIVAL Europe and the U.S. were inspired by the Romantic movement, a cultural trend lasting almost 100 years from the late 1700s with a profound effect on philosophy, art, literature and the decorative arts. Romanticism encouraged freedom of thought and expression, strong imagination, and an idealization of nature and past cultures. Emperor Napoleon I, for example, linked himself with the glory of the Roman Empire. He equated his stature to that of Caesar and adopted ancient Roma
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