VICTORIAN JEWELRY: A Many Splendored Thing

By Elyse Zorn Karlin

Elyse shared the jewelry styles from the Early Victorian period to the end, including showing the fashions that went with the jewelry.

Queen Victoria reigned for 63 years and as the trendsetter for style she influenced much of the jewelry in those years.. But such a broad span of time saw all kinds of styles emerge – some steeped in mourning as she was. Many made of highly unusual materials and others influenced by archaeological finds.

Elyse Zorn Karlin is the publisher and editor-in-chief of Adornment, The Magazine of Jewelry and Related Arts.

Elyse Zorn Karlin is a past president of The American Society of Jewelry Historians and is currently the co-director of the Association for the Study of Jewelry & Related Arts (ASJRA).

DCGIA thanks Elyse for sharing with the chapter and the other jewelry enthusiasts attending the Zoom meeting.

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