Lunula

Lunula

Lunula Gold Lunula Necklace, Bronze Age. A lunula is an ornament that was in fashion over the entire Bronze Age and into the Iron Age. It is named after the Latin word for moon luna (lunula literally means: little moon) because of its crescent shape. Usually, it is...

Macaroni

Macaroni A macaroni is a longer version of a chatelaine. The difference lies in the fact that a macaroni does not have a belt or girdle suspensory hook. The macaroni chain was draped over a belt and had hooks at either end. One end generally suspended a medallion and...
Memorial Ring

Memorial Ring

Memorial Ring Memorial rings are rings worn to commemorate events or persons, alive or departed. Common forms of memorial rings are mourning rings, inauguration/coronation rings, posy rings, wedding rings and high school rings. Mourning ring Honoring Jeremy Bentham,...
Mourning Ring

Mourning Ring

Mourning Ring No longer mourn for me when I am dead,Than you shall hear the surly sullen bellGive warning to the world that I am fled.1 Mourning ring Honoring Jeremy Bentham, Bequeathed to John Stuart Mill, 1832. Gold with a Gold and Brown Silhouette of Jeremy Bentham...
Nécessaire

Nécessaire

Nécessaire Typical Rococo Necessity Box, c.1750. A nécessaire is a receptacle for items considered to be required for everyday life. These could be ordinary items such as a knife or other eating utensil in a leather case or it could be an elaborate container, made...