The Luck of the Lapis Lazuli November 20 2018, 0 Comments
Lapis Lazuli is a semi-precious stone known for it's healing properties and known for creating self-awareness. The stone has been used since the 7th millennial BCE to adorn jewelry and its pigment used for decorative purposes. A lot of Lapis was used in Ancient Egyptian jewelry and artifacts, as seen int he first three top images. During the 1920's when King Tut's tomb was excavated the revival of Ancient Egyptian motifs and designs became so popular with the Art Deco design period, which can be seen in the bottom two images. Art Deco is a huge inspiration for us and we love using Lapis and other semi-precious stones for their healing properties. We added some Lapis Lazuli to rock crystal in our decorative Charms for our latest gift collection.
(Images courtesy of The British Museum, Sotheby's, Joseph Hoffman, and Christe's via Pinterest)
Ancient Jewelry November 07 2018, 0 Comments
The beautiful cuffs we worked on for the 2018 Gift Collection were highly inspired by Ancient Jewelry. There is something mesmerizing and mysterious about these ancient splendors. Here are a few favorite styles. Clockwise: Scythian Bangles, Anatolian Earrings, Ancient Greek Snake Bangle, Central European Bronze Age Cuffs, and Psuesennes Lapis Cuff.
(Images courtesy of Pinterest)