Archive for May, 2011

Czech Garnets in Jewelry

24 May 2011

Czech garnet earringsCzech garnets – also known as Bohemian garnets – are deep red Pyrope garnets, which are the variety of garnets with saturated dark red color. Deposits of the Czech garnets are in the north of Bohemia, northwest from Prague. The Pyropes were found in the territory of the Czech Republic more than thousand years ago. Besides, the pyrope deposits are known in the USA, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, Russia, India, Tanzania, Norway. The oldest Czech garnet jewelry dates back to the 10th century. Read more about Czech Garnets in Jewelry

Murano Beads And Jewelry

17 May 2011

Millefori Murano BeadsMurano glass jewelry has always been an exclusive staff. It’s not only achingly beautiful, but it also carries a powerful positive energy. As Murano beads  are made directly by the hands! They are valued highly because of embedding of soul and live person feelings in the production process of that incredible artwork.  The Murano glass beads, also known as Venetian glass beads, are very trendy, widely demanded all over the world.

The history of the Murano glass started in 1291, when the city council of Venice had decided to move glass workshops on the island of Murano to protect the masters’  secrets from the competitors and guard the city from the fires, which could be caused by the heated master mines. The glassmakers have got the highest privileges, but lost the right to leave the Murano Island.  In three hundred years the glory of Venetian glass has become truly global. Read more about Murano Glass Beads

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Jet Costume Jewelry

11 May 2011

Jet necklace

Jet bijou or black bijouterie is one of the phenomena of the jewelry production.

The history of the jet jewelry goes back thousands years ago. The jet was called “black amber” by Romans and Babylonians and was thought having recovery abilities from epilepsy, for example. After the Romans the monks began to make jet rosary and crosses. The most beautiful jewelry from the jet was found near Whitby, England.

In the middle of the 19th century thanks to the exhibition in London and new modern trends the jet jewelry became famous worldwide. From those times the jet became the accessory not only of the high society (in 1861 after the prince Albert’s – the queen Victoria’s husband – death the jet became the official mourning jewelry) but also of the rich petty bourgeois.  Read more about Black Jewelry

Lampwork beads – beads for luxury bijou

04 May 2011

The name “lampwork beads” appeared long time ago when these beads were made at home at the table with the help of a lamp. Lampwork beads are unique among the glass beads thanks to their production method and technology. They are only handmade and because of that every bead is unique and can’t be exactly copied. Only the real master can change the glass rod to the real masterpiece. The difficulty of making and creative designs of the lamp beads are the reasons of a high price level. Read more about Lampwork Beads »

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