Egyptian Eye from an Anthropoid Coffin

As ancient Egyptians would have it, their gods were gold-skinned with lapis lazuli hair, eyebrows and eyelids. The right eye was originally inlaid in an anthropoid coffin, which was shaped like the human body as compared to a traditional rectangular coffin. The eye inlay is made of obsidian, limestone and cobalt blue glass, which was […]

The A to Z of Jewelry

From alexandrite and cultured pearls to gold vermeil, high jewelry, turquoise and zircon, our glossary is a quick reference guide for what’s what in the jewelry industry. Did you know that alexandrite was first unearthed in Russia’s Ural mountains and can morph colors? Even more, what about its chatoyancy visual effect, reminiscent of a cat’s […]