Damsel - Tiara
This tiara depicts the extraordinary head jewelry a medieval damsel or noblewomen wore.
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The tiara is closed with an adjustable chain in the back thus fitting every head. Inspired by the head jewelry which in former times had been worn by noblewomen and damsels this piece of jewelry reminds of honorable morals and jamborees at court. Furthermore the high-quality glass stones of this tiara are available in the colors red, black and purple.
This piece of jewelry is made of silver-colored tombac embellished with high quality glass stones. Tombac is an especially precious alloy made of copper and zinc with a percentage of copper of at least 70% - this makes it a very durable and beautiful kind of brass. It is used as an alternative to silver and gold when manufacturing jewelry and watches. The name probably is derived from the malaysian word "tumbago" meaning copper. This piece of jewelry with its remarkable design furthermore was embellished with high quality glass stones.
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Jewelry, Gems & Minerals
This jewelry is part of the following jewelry line up:
Tiaras and Diadems
This jewelry is part of the jewelry line up "Tiaras and Diadems" - you can also download this line up as a printable catalogue if you want to order by fax or mail:
We were always fascinated by pieces of jewelry designed according to historical artwork and magical and other old motifs are a main area of our jewelry collection until today. Nowadays we all are surrounded by designs and motifs from all over the world which we usually choose according to visual aspects without considering the original meaning and symbolism of the various depictions. For sure the beauty of the different designs and materials is a good reason for selecting them but the affinity to a special piece of jewelry or art craft can be enhanced if one knows its deeper meaning and its origin. For this reason we always placed value on the accurate representation and information explaining the various pieces of jewelry in our collection.
Since the beginning of mankind jewelry served several different purposes. Already before the invention of money it was for example used as a kind of currency, as a status symbol or as a valuable asset that even could be passed on to future generations. Many pieces of jewelry also had a functional purpose like it is the case with fastenings for clothes, safety pins and belt buckles. However, at a more spiritual level the jewelry also had a symbolic meaning, showed the affiliation to and the status in a social group, and was worn for the protection from evil or simply to show one's own taste.
Since jewelry is such a diverse cultural asset the meaning of a given piece can depend on the point of view and beliefs of its creator. For example many cultures developed pieces of jewelry showing to others whether its wearer is married or single: In our Western world these are the wedding rings while in African countries e.g. special bracelets or necklaces are worn for this purpose. Whether we are talking about weddings jewelry or talismans and amulets that were used for protection - often the decorations and materials determine the symbolic meaning of a piece of jewelry.
Not only the used symbols and decorations differ strongly between the cultures - a huge number of different materials were also used in the course of time. In the beginnings especially shells and pearls of wood and bone were used, because these natural materials were readily available and could easily be processed. Later the precious metals silver and gold became more and more important and also the use of precious stones increased. Nowadays all possible materials are used to underline the meaning of a piece of jewelry even further thereby creating pendants and other jewelry that could not be designed using traditional materials.
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We always try hard to add new jewelry designs to our range of products that are skillfully made and have a special meaning, because we want to offer our customers pieces of jewelry which are something special due to their symbolism and their beauty. Furthermore we try to take into consideration all cultures and epochs, so that everybody can find his quite unique piece of jewelry at our shop.