Medieval Jewellery

Earlier this morning I came across a few pictures of some medieval style jewellery. I was intrigued and decided to go hunting for pictures of the real thing. It’s now been 2 hours, and I must stop. I do have other things to do today πŸ™‚ The Victoria and Albert Museum (link at the bottom) has a ton of articles on the history of jewellery. These are a few that particularly caught my eye: Metropolitan Museum of Art Title: Jeweled Bracelet Date: 6th–7th century Geography: Made in probably Constantinople Culture: Byzantine Medium: Gold, silver, pearl, amethyst, sapphire, glass, quartz, emerald …

New This Week!

Ar, mateys — Welcome to Treasure Island! Arrrr – ahoy there ya lily-livered landlubbers! Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum! Did you know that virtually ALL of those swashbuckling pirate stereotypes – the treasure map with the big X, the peg-leg, the parrot, the tropical island – all come from Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel, “Treasure Island.” This week’s treasure – ‘cuz – let’s face it – every week we go treasure hunting around here – this week’s treasure features gold, silver, and copper! These fun and fabulous beads add an instant hit of metal. Or – you can …