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Coral jewelry has been worn as an amulet of protection against ailments and danger since ancient Rome.
Coral and The Grand TourRead more
A giant flaming ball shooting across the sky: what humans wouldn’t be fascinated?
It’s hard to pinpoint when modern-day lockets were invented, but it’s believed that they evolved from ancient amulets.
Lockets: Magical, Medicinal, MemorialRead more
Rings with hidden keys are a great idea, but not a new one. Let’s go back 2000+ years.
Rings with Hidden KeysRead more
Anthropomorphic, wild, and adorable, pansies were jubilantly translated into jewelry throughout the Victorian era.
The best “costume jewelry” during the Georgian era was pinchbeck, a top-secret formula that looked — and wore — just like gold.
Pinchbeck and Gold AlternativesRead more
A turquoise given by a loving hand carries with it happiness and good fortune. -Arabic proverb
Turquoise: Health, Luck and FriendshipRead more
Jewelry made from hair allowed the bereaved to keep their loved one with them always.
Hair Jewelry: Worn in RemembranceRead more
These jewels were worn discreetly to show one’s support for the beheaded monarch Charles I.