Today we want to share with you some facts and info to help you understand the difference between natural and synthetic gemstones.
Many people don't realize that majority of the natural gemstones are treated in the lab after they are mined. If you think about Tanzanite, for example, you will have an image of stunning purple-blue gemstone, but the truth is that this…Continue
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Did you know that meanwhile people all over the world celebrate their Valentine's day on 14th of February, Armenians have their own…
Armenian symbol of eternity or Arevakhach…
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Traditional Armenian jewellery has centuries-long history. Armenian women always liked wearing a lot of jewellery to match their colourful Armenian folk costumes called “Taraz”. Most of the jewellery was handmade of silver, it is passed from generation to generation.
One of the essential items for an Armenian woman in ancient times was a silver belt. It was usually decorated by turquoise, coral, amber or other semi-precious stones. Some considered a belt…Continue
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today I put many new items on my page in VividVault.
Most of them are wearable, like bracelets and…Continue
Added by Michael Beste on December 18, 2016 at 13:38 — No Comments
Jewellery is deeply connected and an expression of a personality.
Nonetheless, whereas some of the carefully picked pieces may surely be timeless and close to one's heart, it certainly doesn't mean that every once in a while, one can't try something new. So, how about setting aside those traditional diamond or gold ornaments and go for some contemporary pieces that can add an extra something to your style…Continue
Added by Devika Jacob on November 2, 2016 at 5:36 — No Comments
Dear Friends of my Gallery,
recently I added some nice pieces on my page in VividVault - have a look.
Also on my website www.m-beste.com you'll find many new items - jewellery, textiles, statues and more
If you are interested in some piece, please feel free to ask for more information
All the best and I am looking forward to your feedback
Added by Michael Beste on September 20, 2016 at 7:40 — No Comments
Dear bead threading friends!
Apologies for taking so long to get back with information about my one-day classes.
Bead necklaces are more popular than ever today- just look at so many TV presenters, wearing their beads...
I teach the most useful basics for threading bead jewellery including knotting techniques to a professional standard. The class includes…
Added by Stefany Tomalin on July 31, 2016 at 13:09 — No Comments
BEAD SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING JULY 3rd 2016
friends- sorry i haven't been here for a while (i've been working on a bead collectors guide book -will announce when it's in print)
but wanted to let everyone know that the Bead Society of Great Britain's Annual General Meeting is coming up 0n Sunday 3rd July in the Headley lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Beaumont St, Oxford OX1 2PH for members, or you can join at the door.
Added by Stefany Tomalin on June 21, 2016 at 23:19 — No Comments
If you have ever wondered about the origin of the turquoise stones in a bracelet from Saudi Arabia or the little turquoise beads in an earring from Bukhara, you may be in luck. Arash Khazeni's book Sky Blue Stone: the Turquoise Trade in World History, published by the University of California Press in 2014, may supply some answers.
Khazeni describes how turquoise has been found in 'a wide sweep of mineral-bearing strata extending from Egypt through…Continue
Penny book "is one of the traditional women's silver ornaments and some might attribute it as a type of" scalding "But there are differences between the" penny Book "and" scalding. "Vqrh" book "necklace adorned with a circular disk flat decorated. Gathering of its parts series silver or…Continue
Today, I found one of my albums ('Festive Headgear') empty... (I restored it in the meantime). Can anyone explain to me, what could have happened? I presume that I did something yesterday, with that result, but what?...
Thanks in advance. With kind regards to all, Jean-Marie.
Hi to everybody,
finally my new website is ready; there are more than 500 items shown and more are in my cupboards.
Please have a look and do not hesitate to write if you look for a specific item,have any questions or need more information…Continue
Problems, problems yet again when using the word 'tribal' to describe tribal and ethnic jewellery.
I pull a dictionary down from the shelf... the Oxford English Dictionary 1976 (sixth edition) ... and search for the word. Here it is.
'Tribe - group of (primitive) clans under recognised chief and usually claiming common ancestor.'
Yes ... well... it shows the attitudes of the times. I remember that when we lived in southern Africa a long time ago, we avoided using the…Continue
For those interested in North African jewelry, Marie-Rose Rabate's book " Jewels, from the High Atlas to the Draa valley "has been reprinted in 2015...Can be found on Amazon for £21.
it has little stones ore something in it so it rattles when wearing.