Silver Square Rune ᚹ Wunjo, Pendant Necklace

This proto-germanic rune, ᚹ wunjo, literally means joy. There is no clearer translation or cryptic associations, however, it is also translated as "bliss" upon occasion. This rune did not survive the linguistic drift into the younger futhark. The rune was carried forward in time from Proto-Germanic runes into Anglo-Saxon old English but did not survive …

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 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 in …