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Pewter Amulet Gifts

1/14/13 4:35 AM

Pewter AmuletPewter is a metal alloy, traditionally 85%-90% Tin and 1% - 4% Copper, with the addition of lead for the lower grades. Physically, pewter is a bright, shiny metal that is very similar in appearance to silver, like silver, pewter will also oxidize to a dull gray over time if left untreated. Pewter is a very soft metal, enough to carve with hand tools. Use of pewter was common from the Middle Ages up until the various developments in glass making during the 18th and 19th centuries.

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The Druze Culture In Israel

1/14/13 4:38 AM

The Druze men have shaven heads, covered by a white turban, a mustache and beard – the women wear a white head scarf called a Naqab. They drink very delicious strong coffee and do not smoke. Let's take a closer look at the face of the Druze people.

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Victorian Style

1/14/13 4:42 AM

Victorian Lady Jewelry BoxThe Victorian era of Great Britain is considered the height of the British Industrial revolution and the apex of the British empire. It is often defined as the years from 1837 to 1901, when Queen Victoria (referred to as the greatest and most beloved of British monarchs) reigned, though many historians believe that the passage of the reform act of 1832 marks the true inception of a new cultural era. The Victoria era was preceded by the Regency era and came before the Edwardian period.

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Fish Amulet The Hebrews recognized fish as one of the great divisions of the animal kingdom, and as such gave them a place in the account of the creation (genesis 1;21,28) the mosaic law, (Leviticus 11;9,10) pronounced unclean such fish as were devoid of fins and scales, these were and are regarded as unwholesome in Egypt.

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Amethyst BraceletAmethysts are purple to violet colored minerals of the quartz family. Like other quartz stones, the amethyst has a Moh's hardness scale category of 7, and can be cut and polished into stones for jewelry. This beautiful mineral is commonly made into a variety of jewelry items, especially rings and broaches. Amethyst is believed to be most useful for all around healing and cleansing, removing negativity and getting rid of pain and tension.

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Posted in Unique Gift Ideas By May

Israeli Jewelry Designers

1/14/13 5:01 AM

The level of creativity in Israel is remarkable. Israeli artists have long been known to be among the most talented in the world. Four designer lines in particular, which we proudly carry here at the store, deliver artwork, which consistently dazzles.

MIZZE Jewelry

MIZZE is an independent jewelry design studio, here in Israel. After their recent launch they received impressive Web notoriety. Their strictly hand crafted jewelry combines traditional workmanship in the forms of weaving and knitting, with sterling silver amulets, inspired by kabbalistic and historical muses. All of the jewelry is made from all natural materials.

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Kiss of Angels by Michal David The original word, both in Hebrew and Greek, means messenger, and is so translated, it is often applied to an ordinary messenger, (Job 1;14, Samuel 11;3, Luke 9;52) the prophets, (Isaiah 42;19, Haggai 1;13) and priests (Ecclesiastes 5;6).

Under the general sense of messenger, the term angel is properly applied also to Christ, as the great angel or messenger of the covenant,(Malachi 3;1) and to the ministers of his gospel, the overseers or angels of the churches (revelation 2;1,8,12).

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Hamsa And Evil Eye Amulets

1/14/13 5:25 AM

Evil Eye Protection Hamsa Hand Belief in the negative powers of the Evil Eye and various amulets and protective charms against it has been around almost as long as the human race. Virtually every country, language, and religion has definitions pertaining to the evil eye's power to cause all types of misfortunes and even death. Dating back even before ancient civilizations such as the Egyptians and Mesopotamians, amulets to protect people against being 'cursed' by the evil eye have been excavated in the ruins of these societies, and are still very much desired by people today. These charms are particularly popular in African and Middle Eastern cultures, with evil protective amulets not only worn by people on their person, but also mounted near the inside entrance of their homes as well.

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The Turkish Evil Eye

1/15/13 2:27 AM

Evil Eye in Handmade Hamsa Jewelry

You can usually determine someone’s emotional state just by looking into that person’s eyes. You can see if he or she is happy, sad, angry or tired by looking at the expression in the eyes. In some cultures, the eyes are believed to hold mystic powers, which can deliver misfortune to whomever the gaze is directed to.

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Murano is an island in the Venitian lagoon, it lies about a mile north of Venice and is famous for its glass making and particularly lampworking.
Murano was settled by the Romans, then from the sixth century by people from Altino and Oderzo. First the island prospered as a fishing port, and a center for trade, from the 11th century, it began to decline as islanders moved to Dorsoduro, in 1291 all the glassmakers in Venice were forced to move to Murano due to the risk of fires. In the following century, exports began, and the island became famous, first for glass beads and mirrors, "aventurine glass" was invented on the island, and for a while murano was the main producer of glass in Europe.

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