These Lovely Antique Treasures Make Beautiful Contemporary Jewelry
Do you have a cameo resting in the bottom of your jewelry box? One that you can’t wear because its clasp is broken or the edge is chipped? It’s time to resurrect it. I have always admired these lovely miniature works of art; they are the essence of [...]
The mystery and beauty of the ocean have long enticed people to dive down into the blue to find the oyster. Man has torn them from their beds and ripped them open; looking for the grains of sand that time has coated to form a dazzling spectacle.
“Kinko lifted the flesh, and there it lay, the [...]
Thirteenth-century Venetian gem dealer, Marco Polo traveled east in search of gems. In the Mongolian empire he entertained the fierce Kubla Khan with his travel stories and in payment was given turquoise, jade, Burmese rubies, and Ceylon sapphires. There he encountered the first paper currency. Amazed that anyone would trade irreplaceable gems for rice paper, [...]