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The Luck of the Lapis Lazuli November 20 2018, 0 Comments

Egyptian & Art Deco Lapis

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.  

Hussah

(Images courtesy of The British Museum, Sotheby's, Joseph Hoffman, and Christe's via Pinterest)  

 


Cliff Walk July 09 2018, 0 Comments

Ardmore Cliff Walk

Ardmore Cliff Walk

Ardmore Cliff Walk

Ardmore Cliff Walk

I recently went on the most magical two-hour walk of my life.  It was in the beautiful town of Ardmore in Waterford County, Ireland.  Thanks to the amazing Cliff House Hotel, we were introduced to our 79-year-old guide, Tom.  Ardmore is a seaside fishing village in the south coast of Ireland.  While we walked around the Ardmore Penninsula we learned about the history of the area.  We visited Declan Place and the ruins of the Ardmore church, which both date back to the 12th Century.  Nature and the history are intertwined in this area, and nature compliments the ruins so well.  Definitely, a walk to remember...

Hussah

(Images courtesy of Hussah Al Tamimi) 

 


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