The 19th and the beginning of the 20st century brought forth unique jewelry in the Netherlands. These golden and silver jewels, sometimes ornamented with diamonds, were worn proudly to demonstrate the wealth of the owner. Not everything was worn in the whole of the Netherlands and many were specifically worn in certain regions, provinces or villages alone.
Gold jewels with small pearls are mostly from coastal regions, the very popular and well-known necklaces of gold and garnet (‘bootjeskettingen’) from Friesland and North Holland while golden hoop earrings were worn by the fishermen around the Zuiderzee (Urk, Volendam) and in Zeeland. These represent a rich and varied heritage of our society, from peasants to rich ship-owners and fishermen, and even more, their wives.
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The Antique Ring Shop Jewelry Store in Amsterdam
The Antique Ring Shop is a jewelry store in Amsterdam that specializes in fine vintage and antique jewelry and engagement rings, with a collection from the Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco periods. We are a family team who have years of knowledge and experience in dealing in fine antique jewelry.