The precious metals should be nicely finished, and beads should not be too tightly strung. Well-made necklaces reflect excellent craftsmanship and attractive materials. Most modern commercial jewellery continues traditional forms and styles, but designers such as Georg Jensen have widened the concept of wearable art. The advent of new materials, such as plastics, Precious Metal Clay , and colouring techniques, has led to increased variety in styles. Blue kingfisher feathers were tied onto early Chinese jewellery and later, blue gems and glass were incorporated into designs.
- The earliest known Jewellery was actually created not by humans but by Neanderthal living in Europe.
- Metals, bone, shells, bird feathers , and carved stones protected and decorated the wearer.
- No chips in the gemstones, no cuts in the bezel, and no obvious glue marks of any kind.
- Around 1500 BC, the main techniques of working gold in Greece included casting, twisting bars, and