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Blackstar Jewelry

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Amulets & Talismans

By Barbara Lopez, 12/08/2015 - 17:16
Since Antiquity, gemstones have been coveted as ornaments, had roots in superstition and worn as Talismanic protection against danger. Irrespective of race, religion or culture jewelry as Talismans have existed as an integral form of expression. Tribals of primitive societies decorated their bodies with shell, colorful pebbles, metallic nuggets, animal teeth and the like. Prevalent among Indic - Aryan tribes were the use of Amulets acting as physical energized power objects invented to help one nullify the negative forces in nature. Giving the wearer a consoling sense of fearlessness through its protective power. The earliest amulets were used as seals among the assyrians, babylonians, Persians and Hittites. Dating from about 5000 - 4000 BC are made from various minerals such as serpentine, hematite, lapis lazuli, jasper, chalcedony and quartz crystal. Excavations of unearthing early civilizations, has revealed the skill of early lapidaries. They were advanced in the cutting of their designs which consisted of figures of Gods, Goddesses and animals. carved cuneiform characters were also excavated.Typically shaped into cylinders and pierced through the axis. They were worn around the neck or fastened around the arm. Every culture has a Pagan past with symbols of power and gemology as an ancient science. In modern societies, amulets and talismans are considered portable heart shrines imbuing the wearer with the energy that engages us in a world of transformation. A world of myth and magic.
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