You can see the pectoral cross on the neck of almost every person. And it doesn’t matter if he is a true believer or was baptized when he was a baby, but now he wears a cross rather as a decoration or amulet. Such a tradition among our people is to wear the Orthodox cross for baptism. The church believes that the cross is a symbol of faith, one of the most important shrines. And even if we rarely go to the temple, we still carry a crucifix on our chests – in the hope that it will protect us from the evil eye and protect us from all bad things. Therefore, the question of how to choose the right cross is very relevant for Ukrainians. Let’s try to figure it out.
In ancient centuries
When the Christian religion was just in its infancy, no one thought about the cross we were used to. Instead, they wore another symbol – a medallion depicting the Lamb sacrificed. Nevertheless, the cross has always been treated with respect, considered it the most important symbol. In confirmation of this – five facts about the decoration traditional for Ukrainians. Continue reading
Each owner of silver jewelry probably noticed that over time, the accessory becomes darker. If a raid does not appear immediately after the purchase, then this is a natural process. This happens even if the accessory is not worn too often, and even more so when worn actively. The material tends to oxidize over time. But sometimes plaque appears on silver jewelry too quickly, and the accessory does not just darken, but turns black. What makes silver black? The people have one answer to this question, and science has a different one. Let’s try to figure it out!
Silver turned black: signs and superstitions
Why silver is getting dark, our ancestors were still interested. They thought it was a bad sign. There is a sign that says silver accessories are coated with a coating when a strong damage was sent to a person. According to superstitions, by what specific product has changed color, you can understand what kind of trouble to wait. If blackens:
X – a strong curse is imposed on the owner;
earrings or a chain – a person is jinxed; Continue reading
Since the incomparable Coco Chanel has revived the fashion for pearl jewelry, there has been an ongoing debate about how to wear pearl jewelry. Someone is afraid of ancient superstitions that scare us that wearing this organic gem is a tear. Someone is worried that the image with pearl jewelry will easily add to its owner a dozen or two years. Well, someone just admires the stylish bows of Angelina Jolie and other celebrities, sighing, that they really know how to wear pearls.
History of Pearl Jewelry
It is difficult to find a person who would be indifferent to a pearl necklace or earrings. A reverent attitude to this unique stone is even in our language: it is not for nothing that something refined, a real treasure, standing out from the general series of objects of the same type, we call a pearl. In addition, pearls are perhaps the only stone that does not need to be processed. He is born into the light, grows, attached to the sink. And when the turn comes to become an ornament, the jeweler does not carry out any additional manipulations. Yes, and why? After all, every pearl is perfection in itself. Continue reading