What can jewellery tell about its owner?
Creative people like to express their essence and attitude to the world through the things that surround them. Undoubtedly, jewelry plays a special role in the self-expression. The sign of a certain status, jewelry can make a lasting impression on others. But even the most scrupulous people sometimes do not realize that their own jewellery can talk much about them.
How can jewellery tell about its owner? Nothing attracts the eye to the elegant hands more than a beautiful ring on her or his finger. If it is a thin ring without stones and inserts, it says that its owner – vulnerable and shy in nature. She/he hides the rich inner world and has quite closed personality. Often amateur of thin and small rings does not have bright love affairs, preferring the quiet and measured family life.
Category Archive: Symbolism
What can jewellery tell about its owner?
Insect Jewellery Kaleidoscope
Love for insect designs existed at all times, but the real passion for them began in the early XIX century, due to the development of the natural sciences. Since then, bugs, butterflies, ants, ladybirds, dragonflies and spiders forever became one of the most popular images in jewelry. Indeed, nearly all fashion houses have their precious insectarium, replenished from time to time with new swatches.
Jewelers of XIX century not just used images of insects, but almost copied naturalistic albums with sketches and ordered sketches from entomologists. Actually, the correct word for insect jewelry of XIX century would be “entomological”.
Symbolism of wearing rings
Ring on the thumb – a symbol of wealth, on the index – belonging to a powerful family or any fraternity, and a ring on the little finger may indicate professional status. Does it matter on which finger to wear a ring?
There are many traditions in wearing jewelry. Knowing the symbolism, you can “make a statement” or learn something about its owner.
Rigid set of rules on which finger and which hand to wear the ring does not exist and anyone can wear the ring as he pleases, except wedding. But there are nuances. For example, in the majority of South and North America, including, most European countries wedding ring is worn on the ring finger of the left hand, and in accordance with Orthodox tradition they are worn on the ring finger of the right hand.
An ancient symbol of Scotland, and a traditional symbol of love and fidelity – Luckenbooth. The brooch received its name from the small shops – luckenbooths, located near the Cathedral of St. Giles. In Luckenbooths sold jewelry and other handicraft products of the XVI century. The first brooches were very small in size. It was believed that they could protect people from the evil eye and the influence of evil forces. Also stated that they could help new mothers, nursing mothers and infants.
Valentines Day jewelry kaleidoscope
Traditionally, the holiday has always been the day dedicated to lovers. On this day, people show their friends relatives and ones that they care. People send candy or flowers to those whom they love. Most people send “valentines”, greeting cards named after St.Valentine’s letters written from jail. Valentines can be sentimental and romantic, or funny and friendly. Valentines can be anonymous, heart-shaped or can carry hearts on them. Here are inspired by Valentine’s Day jewellery pieces and a brief history of this festival.
Valentine’s Day has its origins in the Roman festival of Lupercalia, observed on Feb. 15. Lupercalia celebrated the coming of Spring in the Roman calendar (February was observed later in the year than it is today). Lupercalia was associated with the Roman gods Lupercus and Faunus. Lupercus watched over shepherds and their flocks and the festival of Lupercalia became a celebration intended to ensure the fertility of flocks, fields and people.
Eye miniature jewellery
Such commemorative miniatures were in vogue and became very popular in the 1790 – 1820’s in England, then in France, and Russia. The eyes of lovers were portrayed in jewelry: brooches, rings, bracelets and pendants, on the boxes, and wallets. Most often, these miniatures were made on on ivory. Often with a miniature was kept a lock of hair of beloved one.
The history of the emergence of these miniatures is as follows:
Prince of Wales (later King George IV) was in love with the widow Maria Fitzherbert (she was a Catholic and six years older than him) and made her a proposal. According to belief, sometime around 1785, Mrs. Fitzherbert commissioned Richard A. Cosway, a London miniaturist, to paint one of her eyes. The portrait painted on ivory, was placed behind glass and set within a locket. December 15, 1785 was their secret wedding.
Turquoise – stone connecting hearts forever
No woman can remain indifferent if her loved one gives her a ring with turquoise. And not only because it is a symbol of love, and one of the most beautiful among the gems. Its name comes from the Persian word “Firuz” or “Pirouz”, meaning “stone of happiness” and “victory.” The second name of the stone – Turkus is less poetic, and only signifies that in ancient times it was brought to Europe from Turkey.
Meanwhile, the Persians believed that the bones of those who died of unrequited lovestone formed the stone.
Noteworthy, if a loved one gave you the stone, and after a while the stone became pale, it means that the feelings began to fade.
According to belief, Turquoise has magical properties and as a lucky stone, is able to make peace between enemies, and pacify anger. Noteworthy, the stone has the ability to change color to pale, when the weather is bad, or if an ill person owns it. The gem enhances intuition, courage, insight, peace in the family, and brings happiness. Blue turquoise has a strong energy. Dark blue stone symbolizes the struggle against evil.
Designed for determined people and leaders, it helps its owner to concentrate. Also, to understand the purpose of life, and gives the opportunity to gain power and gain credibility. Do not forget that turquoise has its own character, so if an evil man owns it, he would not escape punishment from the stone.