Tag Archives: Protection

Jewelry In The Making: Quartz

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Quartz is an amazing crystal stone with amazing healing powers! The most abundant element in the Earth and in the human body is silica, and Quartz is silica! “It is one of the building blocks of the immune system and our planet. A master healer, Quartz amplifies energy and optimizes health” (Hall, 2011:164). According to […]

Jewelry In The Making: Beads In Ancient Egypt

In a previous blog, I stated that beads are universal across all times and throughout all of history. More evidence that beads are universal is that almost everyone in ancient Egypt, both men and women, wore beads from predynastic to Ptolemaic times (c. 2100-30 B.C.). Throughout Egyptian history, amulets – jewelry worn to protect against […]

Jewelry In The Making: The Carnelian Stone, Part II

Beads From The Royal Tombs At Ur      Some of the most remarkable beads in the ancient world have been found in a graveyard – the tomb of Queen Pu-abi – in the Sumerian city of Ur. Several graves were mass burials that included one noble person and a group of people within them. […]

Jewelry In The Making: The Carnelian Stone, Part I

     In the Mediterranean and Near East, Carnelian was a common stone in ancient times. Between 4000 and 3000 B.C., Egypt had natural resources available for beading whereas Mesopotamia did not have such materials available. While Carnelian and Agate came from India and Afghanistan, Lapis Lazuli came from Afghanistan, and gold likely came from […]

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