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.
Antique Gypsy Hand Loomed Black Cotton Chain with hand strung silver beads - Silver caps with chain extension
Engraved Sterling "Strength" Tarot Card Medal - the Strength card predicts the triumphant conclusion to a major life problem, situation or temptation through strength of character. It is a very beneficial card if you are fighting illness or recovering from injury.
Engraved Sterling "Temperance" Tarot Card Medal - the Temperance card suggests moderation and balance, coupled with a lot of patience. The Temperance card implies that you have a clear vision and know what you want to achieve. This is an indication of higher learning, which is a critical attribute in the journey of life.
Sterling Wrapped Rock Quartz Cluster Pendant
Antique Sterling Coiled Snake Drop - Snakes are symbols of rebirth, transformation, immortality, and healing.
Banjara Seed Bead Tassel
Faceted Garnet & Citrine Gemstone Drops
Vintage Raised Relief Silver Sword
Silver Capped Rock Quartz Point
Antique Etruscan Heart Connector
Multiple Antique Kuchi Connectors & Drops
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.
Necklace measures 20 inches long with an 8 inch front central drop length