Surprise Mom with a Mother’s Day History This Weekend

Gentle Reminder! Nudge, Nudge! Three days until May 12, 2019; Mother's Day! Let the countdown begin! Long before jewelry was the gift to give, the matronly aspects of women as mother's of community were publicly celebrated on many different days throughout the Ancient Greek year. Today in the US, Mother’s Day is a single moveable …

4 Ways Money Moves

The story of human migration predates the use of money. Hunter gatherers crossed continents with nothing more than what they could carry. It took thousands of generations, but eventually humans walked across all the land bridges, sailed all the seas and covered the Earth. Shortly after the world was wrapped in humankind, large-scale agriculture usurped …

What does the Plague have to do with Jewelry?

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During medieval times, Plague swept through the European continent destroying communities and greatly reducing the world population. Family lines ended, congregations evaporated, fear of the unknown and of those who seemed different stressed the social fabric, and in some places, it unraveled altogether. The arts declined, literacy rates dropped, wisdom and knowledge of ages vanished …

National Native American Heritage Month

During November, Americans of all creeds, classes and colors give thanks. In 1990, the observance of Native American Heritage Month began with a declaration of celebration. In the late 20th century, the US acknowledged the falsehoods presented in the traditional US Thanksgiving - at least in part.  Public discourse on the meaning of Thanksgiving reached …