Sunday, May 15, 2016

German Snuff Box with Gemstones

This snuff box is so elaborate, with chased gold, and gemstones of diamond, emerald, sapphire, amethyst and more. 

In the early 18th century, French jewelers made snuff boxes out of gold, sterling silver with precious gemstones in various shapes. The most extravagant boxes were considered a necessity for wealthy ladies and gentlemen, and were often exchanged as gifts. Follow me here on facebook

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