Vintage Damascene Jewelry

Damascene jewelry is generally made by inlaying oxidized steel with gold or silver, creating intricate designs that resemble tapestry patterns. The style’s English name was likely inspired by its similarity to patterns found in damask silk, whose name has its roots in the city of Damascus, Syria. In fact, many speculate the technique used to create damascene pieces originated in the Middle East and spread to other regions via Muslim artisans...Continue Reading