18th Century French Revolution

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What is the history of jewelry in the 18th century?

18th Century French Revolution

It is rare to find an intact piece of jewelry from the 18th century. Materials at this time were scarce, and jewelry was often dismantled to create new pieces. During the French Revolution [1789-99] production slowed and people all over Europe either shipped their jewelry abroad-out of harms way-or sold it to buy food and clothing.



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