History of Jewellery

September 15, 2018 1 Comment

Handcrafted 22k gold kara | Noor Jewellers Mississauga

During this past summer, my niece was in town for a few days. Naturally, I wanted to show her around and to make sure that she goes back home with some fond memories of Toronto, but how do you keep the interest of a 16 year old?! Luckily for me, she was interested in seeing the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) which proudly hosts a vast collection of artifacts ranging from pottery to, you guessed it, jewelry made by ancient civilization from around the world.

It just so happens, that as each civilization progressed, they eventually started adorning themselves with, ordinary objects at first such as shells and bone, and later on, with metals and gems that we still consider precious. The Egyptians were the first to adorn themselves with gold. Later, Greeks, Romans, and the Byzantine Empire continued the tradition of adorning themselves with gold.


Gold earring from Mycenae, Late Helladic I, history of jewelry, history of gold jewelry Sumerian jewellery from 3000-1000 B.C.!
Gold jewelry fashioned by Egyptians. Gold necklace from ancient Egypt.
Bracelets from the Olbia Treasure: Gold, garnet, amethyst, emerald, pearl, chrysoprase, glass, enamel and modern replacements Gold bracelet with precious stones such as garnet, amethyst, emerald, pearl, found in the 19th century near present day Ukraine. 


Today, as back in ancient times, gold jewelry represents wealth, status, and power. However, a new dimension has been added - Personal Style! And that is not all, handmade jewelry that is skillfully crafted with the purest form of gold studded with precious gemstones such as rubies, sapphire, and emeralds, has seen a jump in demand by the modern woman.

For the past 18 years, we, at Noor Jewellers, have been working hard to bring the South Asian community the very best in gold and gemstone jewelry made in 22k gold. Our designs are a fusion of classic themes and modern styles! So while you may be buying jewelry for your wedding, these new designs don't end up in a lockbox at your bank, rather, they are treasured as a piece of art with which a woman adorns herself. 

Handcrafted 22k gold necklace set with earrings studded with tourmaline and quartz.


Whether you're looking for earrings to wear to a party, or whether it is your big day and you're looking for the perfect bridal set, we have something for every occasion! We invite you to view our entire collection

1 Response

Saeed Shama
Saeed Shama

March 01, 2020

Thanks for the wonderful service! You have very knowledgeable staff, and very reasonable prices and had excellent advice for me and my wife when we were buying a new ring. I recommend Noor Jewelers to all my friends.

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