Pendant in the form of a gold leaf

7th Century AD

Early Byzantine

(Source: The British Museum)

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Timestamp: 1409439640


Mermaid pendant, made in Austria or Hungary, 1850-1900 (source).

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Timestamp: 1409353230


Top left: The Torre Abbey Jewel 1540-50, Top right : Toothpick about 1620, Bottom : Ring 1550-1600, inscribed “Be Hold The Ende” and “Rather Death Than Fals Fayth” - x

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Timestamp: 1407798043


Box with shell, c.1600-25, England, silver and scallop shell, Ashmolean Museum.

From the Ashmolean: 

This is the only silver box of this form known to incorporate a real shell. Claw and ball feet and lion’s mask handles occur as early as 1589.

(via marshmallowsandbubbles)

Timestamp: 1407308444


Queensland Pearls

The Great Barrier Reef of Australia. (1893)

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Timestamp: 1407135627


Pendant with a female rider on a hippocamp, made in Spain in the late 16th century.

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Timestamp: 1405753244


(via Lion’s Share: Star Sapphire Lion Ring - The Three Graces)

A star sapphire cut en cabochon boasts a color not likely to be seen often. A gorgeous lilac hue is stupendous in a cabochon of an estimated 12.8 carats. Truly a one-of-a kind setting sets this personal adornment apart from the masses. One side depicts a realistically modeled and detailed relief image of a male lion and the other that of a female lion. Both of these magnificent royals of the jungle appear to be roaring as though protecting the gem as they would a litter. The male has placed a paw upon the sapphire as a signal of ownership. At the back of the shank their tails cross in unity and affiliation. This ring of 14k yellow gold was originally designed for a man but looks terrific on the hand of a woman. Date: Circa 1965.

Timestamp: 1405321236


(via Estate Jewelry: The Horror | The Hairpin)

"This fantastic Victorian “poison ring” is 18k gold, with a central casket flanked by two ram’s heads (an occult symbol all their own). The casket, which is enameled in green and set with a large emerald, opens to reveal a sizeable inner chamber that would easily meet all your poison-storage needs.”

Timestamp: 1404687652


1890s Scarab Beetle Brooch, 14K Gold, Green Paste / Erie Basin

(Source: eriebasin, via marshmallowsandbubbles)

Timestamp: 1404370835