The Care and Maintenance of Jewelry

The Care and Maintenance of Jewelry

Added over 8 years ago

Jewellery care and recommendations for wearing, cleaning and storing your jewellery.  Pictured here is a beaded necklace crafted from cultured pearls and fine sterling silver tubes strung on cotton thread.  Beaded jewellery can be difficult to clean because of the different sizes and shapes of the beads and because the stringing material cannot be immersed in water.  A necklace like this is best cleaned with a soft dry cotton cloth, by gently bending the string over the fingers and carefully wiping between individual beads...

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Ritual Objects of Buddhism and Hinduism - the Mandala

Ritual Objects of Buddhism and Hinduism - the Mandala

Added over 8 years ago

The latest entry in Kashgar's ongoing compendium of eastern Asian ritual objects and deities...you can find the entire Compendium here in the Articles section.

Pictured is a simple but striking mandala made of sterling silver and worn as a pendant around the neck.  Mandalas can be constructed from many different materials including sand, stone or precious metals; set into buildings as architectural motifs or incorporated as paintings into artwork, and it is the latter that are usually the most complex and breathtaking in design...

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