Medieval Necklace Styles Fit for Nobility | LuxyWish

Medieval Jewelry Characteristics

While the models of Medieval jewelry varied, there were some characteristics that linked these pieces together.

  • The most common metals used in medieval jewelry were silver and gold.
  • Most of the jewelry at the time featured cabochon stones.
  • Medieval jewelry chased the architectural language and gothic art.
  • Soldering, casting, and enameling were used to create jewelry.
  • Religious significance was reflected in medieval jewelry.

Medieval Jewelry Styles

We’ve looked at the qualities of Medieval jewelry, but what did people wear at the time?

Necklaces from the Middle Ages

Necklaces began as samples of ribbon decorated with precious stones in the Middle Ages, but quickly evolved into metal chains. Bead strings made of pearls or rock crystals were worn everywhere. The Vikings favored silver jewelry with geometric shapes, nature-inspired themes, and animal silhouettes. Torc necklaces, or neck rings made of warped silver wires, were popular in the ninth century as well.

Medallions

Brooches from the Middle Ages

Girdles and belts made of metal

During the Middle Ages, belts were made of leather or silk and accessorized with silver, gold, and jewels. Because it was adorned with gemstones, a woman’s belt was the perfect item to an outfit. Metal belts decorated with jewels removed leather belts in the 14th century.

Medieval Jewelry Today

Putting on medieval jewelry today is more about expressing an opinion or showcasing one’s personal style. There are, however, some lovely and reasonably fashionable Medieval-inspired jewelry styles that you can put on today.

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