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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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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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Posted in Unique Gift Ideas By Ami

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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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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Posted in Unique Gift Ideas By May

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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Carnelian JewelryCarnelian is a reddish-orange stone that is a bit softer than most Quartz varieties (between 6 and 7 on Mohs Hardness Scale) and is often cut into figurines and broaches.

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Amulets And Talisman

1/14/13 4:21 AM

Evil Eye protection Hamsa Hand An amulet, from amuletum, meaning " an object-that protects a person from trouble" or Talisman, from Arabic Tilasm, or from the Greek word "Talsin" which means "to initiate into the mysteries", and consists of any object intended to bring good luck and protection to its owner. Two of the most popular amulets for protection and success are the Horseshoe and Hamsa Hand. Amulets vary considerably according to their time and place of origin, religious objects commonly serve as amulets in different societies, be it the figure of God or simply some symbol representing the deity (such as the cross for Christians, or the "eye of hours" for the ancient Egyptians).

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Posted in Unique Gift Ideas By Tom
Turquoise Bead Bracelet The blue/green Turquoise stone has had a special spiritual symbolism since the mineral was first used by humans as a gemstone of beauty as well as to bring good luck. Known use of the Turquoise stone goes back to the ancient Egyptians and beyond, and it has also been a favorite in Native American cultures in the Western Hemisphere, including the Mayan, Incan, and Aztec civilizations.

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Lucky Charm Jewelry

1/14/13 4:16 AM

Lucky Charm Jewelry A charm bracelet is an item of jewelry worn around the wrist, it carries personal charms; decorative pendants or trinkets, which signify important things in the wearer’s life.

The wearing of charms may have begun as a form of amulet to ward off evil spirits or bad luck. Charm bracelets have been the subject of several waves of trends, Queen Victoria wore charm bracelets that started a fashion among European noble classes, soldiers returning home after World war brought home trinkets made by craftsmen local to the area where they were fighting to give to loved ones.

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Posted in Unique Gift Ideas By Ami

The Cross

1/14/13 3:54 AM

Unique Handmade Cross PendantWall Hanging Cross The Cross is one of the most ancient human symbols and is used by many religions, most notably Christianity. It is frequently a representation of the division of the world into four elements (cardinal points) or alternatively the concepts of divinity, the vertical line, and the world, the horizontal line.

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