Ammonites and Ammolites: fossil variations on the spiral. Wikipedia: A variety of ammonite forms, from Ernst Haeckel’s 1904 Kunstformen der Natur (Art Forms of Nature) Fossils of Ammonite shells found in museums and […]
Bloodstone is an opaque chalcedony that is usually a very dark green, and distinguished by its flecks of red said to be the blood of Jesus when he was nailed to the cross. […]
I try to buy beads and jewelry wherever I travel, and turquoise one of my favourites. Two necklaces of Chinese turquoise, sponge coral and sterling silver inspired by the Tibetan gau boxes I picked […]
It arrived in the mail. I opened it and a broken strand of old garnet chips fell out, along with a note from my mom, ‘Your dad had these hanging around. […]
A Tibetan Gau Box is a Buddhist amulet container or prayer box, usually worn as jewelry. In these two Gau Boxes the box slides open from the bottom, and a […]
When I was in Holland last year I kept admiring the Delft blue ceramic everything – especially the jewelry. However, they used silver in the jewelry which didn’t look right, as the […]
A necklace with a blue sodalite Zuni bear… Other components are sterling silver, turquoise and shell, all materials that are used in traditional Zuni jewelry. More of Jennifer Nichole Well’s One Word Challenge: Bear.