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Jewels from Orient
Asia is a most wide and mysterious continent, with different climates and mythical populations going back thousands of years: horsemen of the steppes, nomads of the Middle East, sumptuous Indian palaces, head hunters of the jungles, monks living on the “Roof of the World”, and imperial China splendours. Nomadic and semi-nomadic populations living in and moving through Asia use to wear and carry their wealth as jewels, so that .

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African Jewels
Most wonderful jewels have been manufactured in Africa since prehistoric times. The most ancient one is a necklace found in Morocco, in the Pigeon Cave of Taforlat, dating 82.000 years ago, and consisting in seashells of similar shape and size, dyed in red ochre pigments, drilled, and strung in a natural fibre thread (leather, tow, horse- or vegetable hair). Africa is a most wide continent, it is the cradle of mankind, .

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South American and Pre-Colombian Jewels
In 1492, Christopher Columbus landed in America, introducing to Europe previously unknown populations and cultures, but at the same time, the greed in the courts of the Old Continent caused, in a few decades, the collapse of those same civilizations. Jewelry-making and the art of working gold and other precious metals did not escape from this fate and in the course of a century more than 30 tons worth .

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Oriental Rings
Since the most remote ages, an essential wire shaped as a circle and called RING has accompanied men’s and women’s daily life. Made with the most diverse materials, iron at the beginning, later on with various other components such as gold, silver, stone, glass, fibres, wood, bone, according to the different places and cultures, this object has always attracted people’s interest. This simple ornament has been endowed with particular meaning .

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Akshamala, Buddhist Rosary and Rosaries around the World
In the tradition and history of many cultures and religions, the use of special instruments as a support in man’s path to the Divine has always been of great interest, filled with a particular symbolic value. One of the most significant, popular and commonly known of such instruments is undoubtedly the ROSARY: very often associated to the solely Christian liturgy, it actually originates from Asia, where we find it painted in the frescoes of Ajanta .

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Dzi Agate
Already 4000 years ago, in Tibet and Nepal took shape and spread one of the oldest cult, bon or bon-po, from which later developed what became one of the most important and professed religion, Buddhism. Closely related to Buddhist tradition, and Tibetan in particular, is a small object of great symbolic power and extraordinary prestige: the dzi, or gzhi, pronounced zii –bright, light, brilliance– is made with a fragment of agate, usually cylindrical .

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Tibetan Jewelry
ALL TIBETAN JEWELS ONLINE FOR SALE In Tibet, as in all countries where jewels have not only an aesthetic function but a symbolic andapotropaic value, jewelry accumulate on clothes. Most of the jewelry is in fact made with symbolic stones and organic elements, both selected for their protective, miraculous and religious powers. Therefore amulets and pendants are often reliquaries that contain spells, incantations and prayers. The reliquary pendants may have various forms: round, .

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Nepalese Jewelry
ALL NEPALESE JEWELS ONLINE FOR SALE The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is located in South Asia bordering the Himalayas, People’s Republic of China and India. Placed in this position, the Nepalese culture, although possessing highly autonomous and distinctive traits, constitutes also an area where the iconographic elements are shared by other neighboring cultures. It is a densely populated area where about a third of the population is still illiterate nowadays. The practiced religion .

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Hamsa, The Hand of Fatima
Hand of Fatima ONLINE SHOP The symbolism of the Hand of Fatima/Miriam — or Hamsa — is very old, due to the primitive cults of both the Sumerians and the Babylonians, in the form of Inanna and then Ishtar, a derivation of the first, both goddesses linked to fertility, beauty and love in their carnal and erotic expression. .

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