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Horseshoe jewellery kaleidoscope

Horseshoe jewellery kaleidoscope

Victorian brooch in the form of a dove and a horseshoe, 1880s, symbolizing luck, peace and love

A friend was visiting the famous atom scientist, Nobel Prize winner Niels Bohr in his home. During the talking, the friend kept staring at a horseshoe hanging over the door. At last, his curiosity made him ask:
“Niels, it can’t possibly be that you, a brilliant scientist, believe the foolish horseshoe superstition?!”
“Of course I don’t,” replied the scientist. “But I understand it’s lucky whether you believe in it or not.”
Belief in lucky horseshoe quality – one of the most common modern superstitions among many people, regardless of religion – Christians, Muslims, Buddhists and atheists. Everyone believes that a horseshoe brings good luck to the house, but not everyone knows where this belief has come from. Here are some interesting facts in Horseshoe jewellery kaleidoscope.
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Symbol of 2016 Monkey in jewellery

The Christmas bell, desktop sculpture of a monkey princess making photo with a Selfie stick, handmade jewelry by masters of Kostroma

Symbol of 2016 Monkey in jewellery. The Christmas bell, desktop sculpture of a monkey princess in a Russian folk dress, making photo with a Selfie stick, handmade jewelry by masters of Kostroma

The symbol of 2016 Monkey, to be precise – Fire Monkey, according to Chinese horoscope. Monkey has an artistic and eccentric nature, and at the same time strong intuition. Willful, capricious and unpredictable – it’s hard to guess what it is thinking about at the moment. Its actions are absolutely unpredictable and can change depending on the mood – it is as good and fun as aggressive and angry. The symbol of 2016 likes to travel, mountains, beautiful nature and new experiences. To build serious plans and wait for global change in 2016 does not make sense: the monkey will do everything on its own. Just take it easy, because it is also doing its utmost for love, well-being and prosperity. Although not all like monkey’s antics and whims, after a fairly quiet year of Goat many will have to rebuild themselves for some time, adapting to the unpredictable nature of the Fire Monkey.
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Memento Mori Christmas decoration

Christmas and New Year’s Gothic Christmas style

Christmas and New Year’s Gothic Christmas style

It would seem that our favorite holidays – Christmas and New Year’s day are very traditional, homemade, and even conservative. Their symbols are well-known and loved: fluffy green herringbone, flashing garlands, tinsel, glass balls, toys, snowmen, Santa Claus or Santa with reindeer, snowflakes … Some very old decorations are taken out of boxes were stored by generations of parents, grandparents, decorations from their childhood. People buy luxury sets of balls to celebrate this important holiday. The Goths and other fans of dark romance are not the exception. Gothic subculture followers thoroughly decorate Christmas interior filling it with Victorian style, post-punk, neo-Gothic decorations reminiscent of the style of Tim Burton – Memento Mori Christmas.
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Elephant jewellery kaleidoscope

Elephant jewellery kaleidoscope

Brooch toy Elephant with baby elephant by Carolee coated gold color, and crystal

“Seven elephants of happiness” – popular during the XX century in Europe (in the narrow-minded and petty-bourgeois environment) set of decreases from the first to the seventh sculptures of elephants. But as time passed, the era has changed, and Elephant jewellery kaleidoscope again have appeared at flea markets and antique shops. They once again put in a prominent place, often without thinking, just out of habit. Seven elephants symbolize comfort, reliability and a homey atmosphere. From the Indians began the custom of giving Seven elephants of happiness – figurines made of bone, wood or other material. Legend says that childless women come to the elephants, asking them for help to have a heir.
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Feng Shui trees by Oksana Solovieva

Sakura in the wind. Materials used beads, copper wire, plaster, acrylic paint and varnish

Sakura in the wind. Feng Shui trees by Oksana Solovieva

Sakura in the wind. Made of beads, copper wire, plaster, acrylic paint and varnish. Sakura, or Japanese Cherry tree is a symbol of youth and beauty. It symbolizes good luck and prosperity, longevity of joy and peace. According to Feng Shui, sakura is translated as luck, love, beauty. Siberian bead artist and craftswoman Oksana Solovieva creates Miniature trees of minerals and semi-precious stones for interior decoration and Feng Shui. Creating her unique precious trees the master uses various minerals, including amethyst, quartz, garnet, glass beads, and also copper wire, plaster, acrylic paint and varnish.
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Sacred Heart Jewellery

Sacred Heart Jewellery

Sacred Heart Jewellery

Metaphor of the heart can be traced in the 11th century, and the cult of the Sacred Heart as the center of all spiritual in man developed in the XIII century. The heart has been synonymous to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in connection with which a wound on the body of Christ at the crucifixion moved from the right to the left side of the body. And Mary’s heart was displayed as pierced by seven swords of sorrow. She devoted herself and her country to the veneration of his heart, and established a Sacred Heart feast day.
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Symbolic Claddagh ring

Symbolic Claddagh ring. Yellow gold, diamond Claddagh wedding ring

Symbolic Claddagh ring. Yellow gold, diamond Claddagh wedding ring

Symbolic Claddagh ring
Traditionally, the ring depicts two hands that are holding a crowned heart. Each element of this Celtic symbol is combined with the categories of love (the heart), friendship (the hands), and loyalty (the crown). Among Irish jewelry Claddagh Ring is most famous. The ‘Claddagh’ takes its name from the Irish village. It is given as a sign of friendship, and as a wedding ring. One of the stories associated with the ring goes as follows: A young man Richard Joyce, a native of County Galway left his home to find work abroad. It happened back in the seventeenth century. The ship on which he traveled was attacked by Algerian pirates, and Joyce was taken into slavery. On the eastern market he was sold to one Moorish goldsmith, from whom Joyce learned to make jewelry.
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