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Natural vs Synthetic

Hello :)

 

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…

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Added by IDenteco on March 11, 2017 at 13:32 — No Comments

wedding dress

 with silver jewelery, Dagestan, Laks 19th century

Added by Raisa Ismailova on February 21, 2017 at 7:00 — 1 Comment

Armenians and Valentine's day

Did you know that meanwhile people all over the world celebrate their Valentine's day on 14th of February, Armenians  have their own…

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Added by IDenteco on February 12, 2017 at 20:32 — 2 Comments

Armenian symbol of eternity

http://www.identecojewellery.com/single-post/2017/01/12/Armenian-symbol-of-eternity

Armenian symbol of eternity or Arevakhach…

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Added by IDenteco on January 17, 2017 at 19:52 — No Comments

somebody knows from where this item?

Added by Raisa Ismailova on January 7, 2017 at 12:34 — 1 Comment

Introduction to Armenian jewellery

 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…

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Added by IDenteco on December 27, 2016 at 20:35 — No Comments

New Items

Dear Friends,

today I put many new items on my page in VividVault.

Most of them are wearable, like bracelets and…

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Added by Michael Beste on December 18, 2016 at 13:38 — No Comments

The amazing art of clay on terracotta jewelries - The great crafts from creative jewellery artist Devika Jacob

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…

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Added by Devika Jacob on November 2, 2016 at 5:36 — No Comments

New Items

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

Best regards

Michael

Added by Michael Beste on September 20, 2016 at 7:40 — No Comments

THE COVER OF MY NEW BOOK...coming out this week

Added by Stefany Tomalin on September 12, 2016 at 16:53 — 8 Comments

MY BEAD THREADING CLASSES

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…

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Added by Stefany Tomalin on July 31, 2016 at 13:09 — No Comments

BEAD SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING JULY 3rd 2016

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.

Some…

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Added by Stefany Tomalin on June 21, 2016 at 23:19 — No Comments

For lovers of turquoise

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…

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Added by Thelma on June 8, 2016 at 13:00 — 3 Comments

Penny book

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…

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Added by Sumaiya on May 25, 2016 at 8:20 — 1 Comment

A technical question.

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.

Added by Jean-Marie Criel on April 18, 2016 at 20:45 — 2 Comments

My new Website

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…

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Added by Michael Beste on April 3, 2016 at 9:51 — 2 Comments

'Is it OK if I use the word 'tribal'?' she said

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…

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Added by Thelma on February 4, 2016 at 13:25 — 16 Comments

Marie Rose Rabate

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.

Added by Chantal on January 28, 2016 at 16:01 — 10 Comments

Ethiopia bracelet?

... and another one, I just can't seem to find where this bracelet comes from. It seems like Ethiopia but if anyone knows more...

it has little stones ore something in it so it rattles when wearing. 

thanks,…

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Added by Anne Marie Eleveld on December 18, 2015 at 19:00 — 3 Comments

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Natural vs Synthetic

Posted by IDenteco on March 11, 2017 at 13:32 0 Comments

wedding dress

Posted by Raisa Ismailova on February 21, 2017 at 7:00 1 Comment

Armenians and Valentine's day

Posted by IDenteco on February 12, 2017 at 20:32 2 Comments

Armenian symbol of eternity

Posted by IDenteco on January 17, 2017 at 19:52 0 Comments

Introduction to Armenian jewellery

Posted by IDenteco on December 27, 2016 at 20:35 0 Comments

New Items

Posted by Michael Beste on December 18, 2016 at 13:38 0 Comments

New Items

Posted by Michael Beste on September 20, 2016 at 7:40 0 Comments

MY BEAD THREADING CLASSES

Posted by Stefany Tomalin on July 31, 2016 at 13:09 0 Comments

For lovers of turquoise

Posted by Thelma on June 8, 2016 at 13:00 3 Comments

Penny book

Posted by Sumaiya on May 25, 2016 at 8:20 1 Comment

A technical question.

Posted by Jean-Marie Criel on April 18, 2016 at 20:45 2 Comments

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