Jewelry has been used for the purposes of belief, magic, protection or ornamentation since the day the human beings have existed. The phenomenon of jewelry has changed with developing and changing ages and has gained a different meaning in each period. Jewelry gained meaning and a place in the history sometimes with its design and sometimes with the materials used. Concepts of art and craft towards which our point of view changed with the industrial revolution intertwined in time and new formations occurred. Jewelry and jewel had been accepted as crafts from the ancient times to the 18th century, after the 18th century, jewelry succeeded to be accepted as an art and gained a place in the history of contemporary art. With the works of the artists, the design of jewelry improved and had very important progress. In the lights of all these formations, when someone thinks about the design of jewelry, one of the elements that comes to mind is the original jewelry that is produced with different materials. Classical jewelry on which just precious metals and stones are used gives place to special designs which are more modern, unlimitedly composed with every kind of materials. In this article, the use of porcelain in the boundless contemporary design of jewelry is going to be mentioned and examples are going to be presented from the works of modern jewelry designers who use porcelain.
Keywords: Jewelry, Design, Porcelain