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Jeweller and Metalworker 612 1 May 1899

This single issue of the Jeweller & Metalworker from 1 May 1899 shows how important illustrated advertising was for the trade press. It is also a great resources to appreciate the importance of jewellery for fin-de-siecle British and European society as a status marker, how global the trade was, and how connected with colonialism and "extractionist" economics such apparently innocent and aesthetic items were.