The Cross, from the Ritualistic to Pop Culture

Crosses are a symbol of antiquity and religious rites, but have also become contemporary pop culture tokens. Take Dolce & Gabbana’s autumn 2013 ready to wear collection. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana looked to the golden Byzantine and Venetian mosaics of Sicily’s Cathedral of Monreale to launch their designs on the runway during Milan Fashion […]

Rise of Constantine the Great

A melting pot of jewelry influences, originating with Constantine the Great and the Eastern Roman Empire in Byzantium to Northern Europe, Southern Europe, the Black Sea, Pannonia and south of the Alps. No matter the location, jewelry has often been a subject of luxurious tastes and aristocracy, imperial courts and honorary gifts of merit, as […]