Jewelery from minerals and precious stones

The earliest finds of pierced shells, which served as jewelry, are about 100 thousand years old. Various ornaments, especially necklaces, clasps and earrings, have already appeared in the Bronze Age funerals and were probably a badge of the superiority of their wearers. The necklaces were made of drilled animal teeth, decorative shells, clay and...

The earliest finds of pierced shells, which served as jewelry, are about 100 thousand years old. Various ornaments, especially necklaces, clasps and earrings, have already appeared in the Bronze Age funerals and were probably a badge of the superiority of their wearers. The necklaces were made of drilled animal teeth, decorative shells, clay and later glass colored beads. Soon they began to be made by hand processing precious metals, first by forming and hammering, and later by casting and other goldsmithing techniques. As early as the 1st millennium BC, the "gold treasures" come with a wealth of gold jewelry and festive gold containers, such as found in ancient Egypt, Assyria, Mesopotamia, Persia, Greece, Italy, Spain, and today's Turkey and Tajikistan. They testify to the immense wealth of the then rulers, warlords or merchants. Some jewelry also served as amulets, as a protection against spitting or evil forces, others were an expression of status and authority. Sealing rings with glyptics have been widely used in the Middle East. Jewelry production in ancient Egypt reached a high level, with rings, pendants and larger breast pectorals as well as power and office badges. In the late Egyptian period, small silver amulets, which were produced by mass casting into stone molds, were unusually spread. In ancient antiquity, jewelery was adorned by children, women and men, and many of the authors at that time explicitly complained about it. Roman frescoes and mosaics show rich women with necklaces and earrings with precious stones, men with precious clips and rings. Early Christianity did not like jewelry, but since the early Middle Ages there have been bishop rings as badges of the office, sometimes gold, sometimes bronze. Rich finds of silver and rarely gold jewelry come from the Great Moravian era, mainly typical buckles and earrings, but also breast crosses.

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  • Pendant

    Do you believe in the strength and energy of minerals? Do you feel their vibrations? Do you like to carry your favorite stone with you? If you answered Yes at least twice, then don't hesitate to get a small piece of jewelry that you will always have with you on the go. Much has been written and said about the effects of precious stones and minerals. But much more important is the feeling that the mineral or jewel makes you feel. We recommend choosing and following intuition.

  • Bracelets of minerals...

    Original hand-woven bracelets made of natural minerals. We do not use any synthetic imitations. Do you believe in the strength and energy of minerals? Do you feel their vibrations? Do you like to carry your favorite stone with you? If you answered Yes at least twice, then don't hesitate to get a small piece of jewelry that you will always have with you on the go. Much has been written and said about the effects of precious stones and minerals. But much more important is the feeling that the mineral or jewel makes you feel. We recommend choosing and following intuition.