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A selection of rings worn around the world.  So many styles, sizes, and shapes!  Some to adorn and others with a purpose!

A selection of rings worn around the world. So many styles, sizes, and shapes! Some to adorn and others with a purpose!

A selection of rings worn around the world.  So many styles, sizes, and shapes!  Some to adorn and others with a purpose!

A selection of rings worn around the world. So many styles, sizes, and shapes! Some to adorn and others with a purpose!

The American Museum of Natural History, by Barbara Steinberg | Ethnic Jewels Magazine  Objects 7 & 8: The face of this large, spherical sculpture is that of the Maize God Homshuk. Mesoamerican civilizations such as the Olmec usually carved the faces of maize gods atop turtle shells. However in this piece, two large glyphlike turtles with corn on their shells grace the top of the stone, while Homshuk protrudes from one side. The artist might have chosen a round stone because Homshuk was born…

The American Museum of Natural History, by Barbara Steinberg | Ethnic Jewels Magazine Objects 7 & 8: The face of this large, spherical sculpture is that of the Maize God Homshuk. Mesoamerican civilizations such as the Olmec usually carved the faces of maize gods atop turtle shells. However in this piece, two large glyphlike turtles with corn on their shells grace the top of the stone, while Homshuk protrudes from one side. The artist might have chosen a round stone because Homshuk was born…

Two magnificent ancient Chinese jade combs from the Southern Dynasty period (420-589). My guess: The carvings on these combs represent the life of Chinese Buddhist mythological character Yi in love and in war.

Two magnificent ancient Chinese jade combs from the Southern Dynasty period (420-589). My guess: The carvings on these combs represent the life of Chinese Buddhist mythological character Yi in love and in war.

a pair of old Naga brass heirloom arm ornaments

a pair of old Naga brass heirloom arm ornaments

Niello techniques and processes

Niello techniques and processes

Niello techniques and processes

Niello techniques and processes

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