Since the origin of mankind, man has worked materials such as stone and metals to make ornamental objects with some fetishistic character some and ornamental purpose. In both cases, they demonstrated the position or condition of the person who wore them. Over time, gems and other materials were incorporated to enrich the objects and were intended for the most powerful classes.
Gold is the most used metal in jewelry. The combination with pearls and precious stones such as emerald, ruby, sapphire and especially diamond, creating exquisite and valuable jewelry of great ornamental richness.
In Durán Arte y Subastas' in-person auction, online store and online auction, one will find jewels of different styles and periods. Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance and even XIX and XX centuries with modernist and Art Deco jewelry and jewelry from artists and firms such as Masriera, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels or Bucheron.