The Arts and Crafts period for jewelry lasted from 1894 to 1923. Arts and Crafts was an international design movement led by artist and writer William Morris. As a result of industrialization, there was a rekindling of the desire for handcrafted items, particularly ones that highlighted the natural beauty of a particular item or material.
Characteristics of jewelry from this period include:
- Simple in pattern
- Colorful, uncut stones
- Handmade craftsmanship
The items pictured right are examples of Arts and Crafts-style jewelry.
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