The roots of jewelry-making in Armenia go back to the ancient times. Armenian women have always worn a lot of jewelry – necklaces, earrings, rings, and bracelets mostly made of silver and gold. The silver belt was an essential part of the look of married women, indicating a sign of perfection. The belts were further decorated with pearls and other precious or semi-precious stones.
The main motifs in Armenian jewelry are geometrical, animal, and nature-inspired. For example, the most central and recognizable symbol in jewelry is the pomegranate, which symbolizes fertility and abundance in the Armenian mythology.
Jewelry-making remains one of the most prominent spheres of the Armenian culture, and its tradition is carried on by numerous remarkable artisans around Armenia.