iran jewelry

Brief look at the history of jewelry in Iran

Iran was among the richest countries in term of mines which leaded to design and creation of various kinds of jewelry and ornaments.

Iranian used different types of metals such as gold, copper and silver.

Archeological excavations discovered so many astonishing jewelries that date back to the second millennium B.C.

Iranians were among the first nations that had so much interest in designing and making dazzling jewelry.

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History of Jewelry in Iran

During the second and first millennium B.C Iranian created copper ornaments, strings of colorful beads and silver works.

In that time, jewelry was made mainly in Susa in form of bracelets and necklaces that both men and women used to wear them.

Archeological discoveries in Shahr-e Sukhteh, caves of Bakhtiari region and Kermanshah and also toms in Kerman are all some evidence for the usage of jewelry in ancient Iran.

Additionally, it was not limited to jewelry and ornaments.

There is also some evidence of cosmetics which people in that era extended their eyebrows, reddened their lips and cheeks.

Haft Tappeh in Khuzestan province is considered to be the peak of the art and make-up in Iran.

In the time of Achaemenid, gold work and jewelry art were the result of artistic traditions used in a skillful way.

If you visit Persepolis in Shiraz, you can see stone carvings everywhere representing men who used different jewelries like earring, necklace and bracelet and even perfume!

During Sassanian era, the creation of Iran jewelry flourished and the style used indifferent artworks was even more beautiful.

In Timurid, Safavid and Qajar era Islamic style developed amazingly which resulted in the abstraction of natural and geometric shapes in designing.

If you’re interested in Iranian jewelries, make sure you visit National Jewelry Museum in Tehran.