History of Jewellery in Malta

Jewellery has always been a way in which man and woman have used to adorn themselves, and create a new sense of beauty. Jewellery of a form has existed in Malta since the stone age, where many examples are housed at the archeological museum in Valletta, also housed in the museum are examples of Bronze age jewellery, which with the passing of time the intricate work of necklaces, rings, earrings, and bracelets, became ever more refined with increasingly sophisticated methods of working precious metals and stones.

Malta's geographical position has always meant that it was a maritime crossroads for traders, this was very much the case with the trade of Jewellery. Further increased by the opulence of the Knights of Malta and the increased security of the time, resulted in a flourishing artisan centre, which in turn led to highly specialised Jewellers who passed down their knowledge generation by generation, as is the case with Sapphire Jewellers.




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