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Tian-tsui is a lost technique. It's magnificent blue Chinese silver jewelry - the color is derived from a kingfisher feather overlay. Feathers were meticulously cut and glued onto the metal to give it an iridescent blue sheen. Shashi imported a lot of jewelry before he started designing - he sold it wholesale at trade shows but some of it remains in his warehouse. Our collection of tian-tsui (and most of our Chinese antiques) was originally imported from Beijing - much of it purchased from the Beijing jewelry company - a very large exporter of antique jewelry in those days. A mere six or seven small boxes of these pieces remains in...
Valentinus was executed in February 14, 269 AD at the order of emperor Claudius Gothicus.
In Christian tradition, Asterius, a Roman Judge, was ready to yeet Valentinus when Valentinus healed the blindness of the daughter of the judge. Valentinus was freed but eventually lost favor with the emperor because of his continued proselytizing. Just before his execution Valentinus flexed by writing a letter to the daughter of Asterius signed "from your Valentine". This caused his lady friend to swoon so hard that some one thousand seven hundred and fifty-one years later men still sign notes this way.
Long story short - whether you swoon to Saint Valentine, creep on his Roman cherub counterpart Cupid, or embrace the Ancient Greek God Eros, we have a design for you.
Read all about ring bling and other fine things: valentines favorites, updated 14k, new decade new designs & a few special offers.
It’s no secret that Ancient Greek jewelry is beautiful in a dazzling, hypnotizing way. Without doing much, it takes us to a time where jewelry and accessories told their very own stories and didn’t come without meaning. Crafted from expensive metals and decorated with natural pearls, Ancient Greek jewelry has clearly always been a symbol of taste, wealth, and sophistication.
Let’s take a look inside the world of Ancient Greek jewelry to understand its meaning and significance throughout history.
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