Mother's Day 2013 Newsletter
Queen Alexandra Ancient Earrings and Mother's Day Specials
On the 12th of May 2013, all around the world, Mother’s day will be noted. This is a wonderful opportunity to thank our mothers and to remember all those countless hours they spent for us changing diapers, losing hours of sleep, worrying infinitely that we would eat enough, journeying through the childhood diseases, providing infinite number of hugs, warmth and love, stories before bed, worrying for our education and our future and countless other tasks. Some of them extremely exhausting, that we don’t always remember or appreciate.
Precisely for this reason, I decided to create for my mother a pair of earrings as a gift. The earrings are an exact copy of earrings that were discovered in Archaeological excavations in the city of David in Jerusalem in the year 2008. The earrings that were discovered were gold earrings inlaid with emeralds and pearls. This design was customary with aristocratic families at the time of the Roman Empire between the first century BC up until the fourth century AD.
Gold jewelry inlaid with precious stones and pearls were in use throughout the Roman Empire from the roman provinces in the east up to Britain. One of the detailed and most impressive sources of information that remains in our hands from this period are the Fayum Portraits from Egypt. These drawings that adorned the tombs of the mummies in Fayum, exhibit an entire gallery of images of the deceased wearing their best clothes and adorning expensive jewelry. It’s interesting that the images of the women from Fayum are seen adorning gold earrings and necklaces inlaid mainly with pearls and emerald, that remind us wonderfully of the earrings from the city of David, and it was recognized that they were made in the same technique.
Despite the fact that I already encountered a copy of these earrings, I decided to create my own version seeing as the previous copies included modern techniques that destroy the look and the uniqueness of the earrings. I called the earrings, Queen Alexandra Shlomzion earrings after the last queen of the free kingdom Of Judea, Shlomzion (Salome) Alexandra who ruled in the first century BC. The earrings are offered to everyone as an original gift to our very own queen - our Mother.
Lioness Motherhood Pendant
Ultimate motherhood symbol with Tri Spiral (triskele) and Lioness
Lion Cub for Mother's Pendant
Lion Cubs as a symbol for your children and your role in their lives.
Motherhood Famulet Pendant
Designed by Nona-Lila Megged & Iris Yotvat as a sacred symbol of Motherhood
Special Feminine Amulets, pendants and talismans, expressing feminine qualities
The Labyrinth - Tapuat
Hopi symbol for mother earth
Hunab Ku pendant
Mayan symbol for the Mother Womb"
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Thank you for reading
Happy Mother's Day
David and Ka-Gold Team