As a young girl I remember my great grandmother collecting jasper stones.Beautiful and sleek she would run her finger against the surface of the stone. I do not have a jasper collection today but I do have one lovely 1920’s bloodstone ring that I too like to run my finger along, remembering shared moments with my grandmother and enjoying a shared appreciation of nature’s beauty.
Mythic in many cultures, Medieval Christians believed the stone to have originated when Christ’s blood dripped from his wrists, staining some jasper at the foot of the cross. Also called the martyrs stone it was often used to carve crucifixes and martyrs. Other cultures used the bloodstone as an amulet against the evil eye and others as a symbol of justice.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized on March 26, 2013 by Isadoras.
Unusual and Beautiful with ruby, diamond, gold and platinum this Retro eternity band is the perfect ring for someone who just wants something special or the daring bride looking for a different kind of engagement or wedding band.
This entry was posted in Jewelry History and tagged World War II Jewelry, retro jewelry, Retro on March 22, 2013 by Isadoras.
I love colored stone engagement rings and this vintage ring is particularly beautiful with its aquamarine center stone accented by two exquisite Old European cut diamonds. --Miko
This entry was posted in Piece of the Week and tagged Something Blue, Aquamarine Engagement Ring, alternative wedding rings, Alternative Bridal, non traditional engagement rings, alternative engagement rings, Aquamarines on March 14, 2013 by Isadoras.
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