The Gryphon's Nest
Although the word ‘ruby’ simply means ‘red’ in Latin, this precious stone can be found in a range of shades from pale pink to a deep red known as ‘pigeon’s blood’. 341 more words
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Welcome to part 3 of a brief history of gold. For parts 1 click here; for part 2 click here.
Historically, gold may have been maintained by the well-to-do, but that has never stopped the rest of the world from trying to acquire it. 316 more words
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The Chatsworth Lady
Having spent some time among the animals and birds, why don’t we stroll through an Essex crystal flower garden?
This charming Victorian piece is actually a parasol handle! 478 more words
As soon as I placed the gold filigreed necklace around my neck, I felt it.
A whoosh of sweet air, a heaviness around my legs, a flutter to my heart. 279 more words
Birds were another favorite subject for reverse carved Essex crystal jewelry. The Victorian pieces in particular portrayed game birds, hunting being a popular sport of the times (as seen in the… 542 more words
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