Amulet

Amulet

Amulet Precious stones have long been associated with symbolism, superstition, mysticism and medicine. An amulet is a talisman of symbols and or gemstones believed to have specific apotropaic properties (to ward off evil) and attributes to prevent illness, ward off...
Bi

Bi

Bi  A bi (from Chinese) is jadeite discoid with a central hole. These doughnut-shaped gem disks are used for pendants, bracelets and earrings. In the Western world, they became popular around 1920. Art Deco Burmese Jadeite and Enamel Bi...
Blackamoor

Blackamoor

Blackamoor  A blackamoor is a brooch or pendant designed as the bust of an African man or woman. The head is typically carved of black chalcedony hardstone in three dimensions. The busts and headdresses are usually completed in gold and are often gem-set. Blackamoors...
Bulla

Bulla

Bulla A bulla is a lentil shaped ornament which was often worn as a pendant. Its origins date back to the Etruscan era and it reappeared during the archaeological revival of the nineteenth century. Etruscan Gold Bulla c.4th to 3rd Century B.C.© The Trustees of the...