Nature gave man many unique stones, but the most multifaceted, perhaps, is onyx. Lithotherapists and magicians, jewelers and builders appreciate him … Yes, yes, it didn’t seem to you, it’s the builders: stone is used as a facing material. Onyx has many admirers among jewelry lovers: it is a real pleasure for an esthete to look at striped drawings on stone. Ready to get to know this handsome man better? Then let’s start!
According to legend, the mineral has a divine origin. Once the son of the beautiful goddess Aphrodite frolic on the ground near a sleeping mother and accidentally cut off her fingernail with the tip of an arrow. But parts of the divine body cannot just rot in the earth. Therefore, the inhabitants of Olympus turned Aphrodite’s nail into a magnificent stone. So, without suspecting it, the goddess of love and beauty made people a luxurious gift. The stone received a name that recalls its origin: from the ancient Greek “onyx” is translated as “nail”. Continue reading
It’s hard to argue with the popularity of gold chains. Surely in each of your treasured caskets you will find one or several similar jewelry. They can look completely different depending on the type of weaving, style, weight and other factors. But such products are always universal, durable and loved. Have you ever wondered how gold chains are made? What path does a gold bar go to a jewelry store window? We offer to understand together.
The history of ancient decoration
Today we do not know for certain where the craftsman lived, who first came up with the idea to make links of precious metal and connect them together. It is not known what his name was. One thing is certain: it happened a very, very long time ago. Indeed, for the first time, fashionable gold chains appeared almost at the same time in Ancient Greece and in Ancient Egypt. True, the “fashionable” at that time was considered an exceptionally massive chain that only very wealthy men could afford. Continue reading
Garnet gemstone is without a doubt the favorite of many women. This semiprecious mineral literally captivates with its magical sparkle and attracts with its romance and passion. Well, if you heard about Kuprin’s story “Pomegranate Bracelet”, then without further ado you know that pomegranate stone turned out to be a symbol of eternal, albeit unhappy love.
But do not think that pomegranate is a stone of exclusively red color, a sort of more affordable version of ruby. Firstly, there are quite a few shades of this mineral in the world. And secondly, ask any owner of garnet jewelry if this jewel is self-sufficient. Surely the answer will be enthusiastic and extremely positive. Let us take a closer look at this fiery passion – a gem born of nature itself to the joy of humanity.
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