A famous person... an immortal... a celebrity....  That is, someone widely known throughout history and whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events.

To own historic jewelry is, quite literally, to wear history on one's body. Napolean Bonaparte, King Henry IV of France, the Emperor Vespasian, the Medici’s, and an ancient Byzantine saint; they are all iconic. This Jewelry Focus highlights works that represent these historic people. Their portraits, either painted or carved, give reverence to their accomplishments or, perhaps, their infamy.