Kazaziye, (also known as “Kazazlık” or “Kazaz”), is a Turkish jewelry making technique. Kazaziye is a historical technique from the Caucasus. Kazaziye is a local art from the northern Turkish city Trabzon. Kazaziye made by hand with only 1000 carat silver or 24 carat gold. The exact history of Kazaz is not well-known, however, it is said that this art was born in Mesopotamia area by Lydians in 2800 BC and later spread north to Anatolia.
Diadem pendant. Gold, fine pearl and glass beads, Greek artwork, 3rd-2nd century BC.
Gold and silver jewelry, 8th-3rd century BC. Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
Ancient Greek earring found in the anfitheatre of Cartagena (Spain). II century b.C. Archaeological Museum of Cartagena (Spain).
Pendant representing a naked woman. Electrum, made by a Rhodian workshop, ca. 630-620 BC. Found in the necropolis of Kameiros (Rhodes).
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