Jewelry Technology in the Ancient & Medieval World


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This book is a comprehensive overview of four and a half thousand
years of jewelry technology—from the dawn of the Bronze Age to
the end of the medieval period, including chapters on design, gold
refining and testing, the goldsmiths themselves and the perennial
problem of fakes. It will appeal to curators, conservators, collectors,
archaeologists, practicing goldsmiths and all those interested in history
and crafts. The author concentrates on what can be observed
without recourse to specialized laboratory equipment.


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