Zanjan Traditional Jewelry

Zanjan Traditional Jewelry

Zanjan Traditional Jewelry


Traditional jewelry is a branch of metalworking art which is created using gold and in some cases silver while they use precious stones like turquoise, ruby and agate in order to decorate the pieces. 

In some geographical locations in the country, people are inclined to use some decorative items on their cloths which are rooted in their special traditional and cultural situation. These kinds of accessories are created using simple tools with some certain patterns and pictorial symbols indicating the impact of their shared cultural thought on the authentic jewelry of the region. 

Making rings along with golden and filigree jewelries has a long history in Zanjan while cutting and carving precious and semi-precious stones has become popular in recent years. 

In addition to the gold, low-quality silver and gold also used in jewelry making. There are seven steps for making traditional jewelry: 

  1. Designing
  2. Making maquette
  3. Creating the body
  4. Enameling
  5. Inlaying
  6. Polishing
  7. Montaging

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