INSPIRATION: Classic & Modern - Old vs New. Inspired by the contrast of towering skyscrapers, new technology, and rapidly changing social attitudes vs old hierarchies, ancient palaces, and traditional conservative mind sets.
ABOUT THE STONES: Part of my fascination with jewelry making is the stones. What do they mean? Where did they come from? Below find the meaning of the stones of this particular piece. Please keep in mind that gemstones and semi-precious gemstones have many different meanings to many different cultures- these are just what I’ve found in my research! :)
***OPALITE is known for it's soothing effect when held or worn!
*** CORAL was once thought to be a plant, coral has been called the "garden of the sea". The ancient Egyptians placed pieces of coral in tombs as a protection against evil spirits because they believed that each piece truly contained a drop of divine blood. Coral symbolizes joy and happiness, it enables the wearer to enjoy life.
*** CHINESE PORCELAIN China is richly endowed with the raw materials needed for making ceramics. The first types of ceramics were made during the Paleolithic era. Porcelain is so identified with China that it is still called "china" in everyday English usage. Following in the tradition of earlier qingbai porcelains, blue and white wares are glazed using a transparent porcelain glaze. The blue decoration is painted onto the body of the porcelain before glazing, using very finely ground cobalt oxide mixed with water. After the decoration has been applied the pieces are glazed and fired. It is believed that underglaze blue and white porcelain was first made in the Tang Dynasty.
WHERE ARE THE STONES FROM? Hong Kong, West Lafayette, Chicago
HANDMADE IN CHICAGO WITH LOVE ♥
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