Welcome to our new Gypsy Jewelry Line - a collection of one of a kind pieces designed to stir the free spirit in all of us - and reconnect us to the Divine Nature in all things. Here is a brief history on the Gypsy peoples, and the adornments that represented not only their lifestyle, but their love of life:
While the word 'Gypsy' is generally used to define a "nomadic or free-spirited person", the gypsy people originated in South Asia between the 8th and 10th centuries - and traditionally had an itinerant way of life, living widely dispersed across Europe and speaking a language (Romani) that is related to Hindi....
Gypsy jewelry has it's roots in a centuries old story of individualism and self-expression, and is about a state of mind - and then represented through the jewelry worn. Most of this jewelry includes semi-precious stones and the ones most commonly used are amethyst, quartz, and labradorite. This jewelry also makes use of the most accessible natural materials such as strings, cords, base metals, and shells. Designs or motifs often include geometric shapes, floral designs, motifs like sun and star, and many spiritual motifs.
Hand Wrapped Antique Gold Metallic Trim on a Leather Core - Sterling Caps with Kuchi Chain Extensions
AMAZING Polished Labradorite Pendant in a Crown Prong Setting - this is a magical stone with incredible flash....note that the stone is polished on both sides - photo # 8 is actually the back side of the stone! Linked to the glimmering gold and green lights of the Aurora Borealis, the Labradorite stone is as mystical as its iridescent changing colors suggest. Born from the storms of the Northern Lights and found in Canada’s Labrador region, the healing properties of this healing crystal are all about tapping into your own wonderful well of creativity and connecting with the higher consciousness. The legend is that an Inuit warrior saw that the Aurora had become trapped in a piece of stone. He took his spear and struck the rock to help set the light free. Moravian missionaries traveled to this remote Canadian wilderness back in the 18th century and became so enchanted with the mystical stones that they carried them back to Europe.
Sterling The Sun Tarot Medal - this medal depicts an infant riding a white horse under the sun, with sunflowers in the background. The card portends good fortune, happiness, joy and harmony. It represents the universe coming together and agreeing with your path and aiding forward movement into something greater. The key emotional essences of this card are Enlightenment, Joy, Success, and Vitality.
Sterling The Moon Tarot Medal - this medal depicts a full moon (with a crescent within), twin pillars, two dogs/wolves howling, a stream that runs to the ocean, a crayfish emerging out of the water. The Moon is a card of illusion and therefore often suggests a time when something is not as it appears to be. Perhaps a misunderstanding on your part, or a truth you cannot admit to yourself. The key emotional essences of this card are: Mysteries unveiled, Release of Fear or Unhappiness, and Unusual Dreams
Multiple Antique Kuchi Gypsy Findings, Connectors & Drops
Bezel Set Deep Purple Amethyst Angel Wing
Red Coral Stick
Antique Kuchi Gypsy Tassel
Antique Sterling Cross
Faceted Rock Crystal Stone
Vintage Crescent Moon Drop
Silver Capped Feather
A note on Tarot: While research has shown that Tarot cards were invented in the 15th Century in Northern Italy, they are also known to have esoteric links to ancient Egypt, the Kabbalah, Indian Tantra, or the I Ching. The tarot is in essence a soul map, a deep psychological guide to self-empowerment as imaged through symbolic cards.
Necklaces measure 19 and 27 inches long
Labradorite Pendant measures 2 1/4 inches long
Total Central Drop Length on longer necklace is 6 3/4 inches long (at longest point)