2020 Holiday Season Information

Holiday Sale 2020 Save 10% off any online order automatically:  no coupons or codes needed.  Savings will be automatically deducted from you shopping cart.  This savings extends to our entire catalogue, even items already on sale! Buy all your holiday gifts early, and save when it matters most:  in addition to our great savings, Lapis Lazuli […]

Rapa Nui (Eastern Island)

This page has been written with help from Easter Island Home Page Easter Island has long been the subject of curiosity and speculation. How and why did its inhabitants carve and transport the massive statues which surround the island? What remains of this culture today, and what lessons can we learn from their legacy?  This page […]

Moais

This page was written with help from NOVA Rapa Nui What do the Moai statues mean?The Moai and ceremonial sites are along the coast, with a concentration on Easter Island’s southeast coast. Here, the Moai are more ‘standardized’ in design, and are believed to have been carved, transported, and erected between AD 1400 and 1600. They […]

The Hamsa Hand

The Hamsa (also known as Khamsa) is a hand shaped amulet used for protection by both Jewish and Muslim people. Its name comes from a Semitic root and literally means “five”. The Hamsa is usually shaped in the form of a symmetrical hand, with thumbs on both side, and not in the anatomically correct way. Though it is […]

The Ichthus

The Meaning Of The Fish Symbol Used By ChristiansToday And In HistoryBy Rebecca Geiger This article is reproduced with permission from  www.sidestream.com. Historically one of the first symbols used by Christians to identify themselves to others was the fish. There is a literary reference made to the fish by Clement of Alexandria, born around 150 a.d., […]

Our Design Techniques

There are several techniques used by our craftsmen to produced a piece that is easy to use as well as striking. In this sections, we will explain some of the most used techniques in our designs: Inlayed or Inlaid:  This techniques places the stone on a “Bed” of Sterling Silver or 18K gold.  The advantages […]

Jewelry Care

There are a few things you can do to keep your jewelry shining, and tarnish free: Keep silver away from sulfurous material, sulfur is silver’s main corrosive agent. Keeping your treasured silver in an airtight zipper bag (like a Ziploc bag) will also help, this will keep the sulfur and other corrosive agents in the […]

Gold: Different Karats and Characteristics

This excerpt was written with help from Jewelry Central Gold was among the first metals to be mined because it commonly occurs in its native form, that is, not combined with other elements, because it is beautiful and imperishable, and because exquisite objects can be made from it. Artisans of ancient civilizations used gold lavishly in […]

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