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The Sphinx - From Delphi to Egypt

The Sphinx - From Delphi to Egypt

In Greek tradition, the Sphinx has the head of a Woman, the wings of a bird and the body of a Lioness. She is associated with the Hera's Riddle - the goddess guardian of the ancient Greek city of Thebes. Upon attempting to enter the great city, the Sphinx would ask the most famous riddle in history: "Which creature has one voice and yet becomes four-footed and two-footed and three-footed?" She devoured anyone who could not answer, suffering no fools. Famously, Oedipus solved the riddle with his answer: "Man—who crawls on all fours as a baby, then walks on two feet as an adult, and...

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Victorian Mourning Jewelry - A Feminist Take

Victorian Mourning Jewelry - A Feminist Take

Rethink the traditions behind Victorian Mourning Jewelry. 

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Mindful and Meaningful Adornment

Mindful and Meaningful Adornment

We specialize in meaningful adornment. Each piece in our collection is a window back in time and reminds us that we are part of the great human journey. As an ethical brand we care deeply about how things are made. We invite you to find wonder in the ordinary. 

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Gifts for Gardeners, Nature Lovers and Outdoor Enthusiasts

Gifts for Gardeners, Nature Lovers and Outdoor Enthusiasts

Our Modern Vintage Charms make the perfect gifts for gardeners. It wasn't our goal to create more durable jewelry by working with semi-precious metals and casting our antique buttons, but it's delightful to have sturdy but delicate-looking jewelry, that is waterproof and stands up to dirt and garden life! I love to garden but I do not love to wear gardening gloves. I never remember to take off my rings before I garden. I love the feeling of the dirt in my hands. So, I created jewelry that can go in the dirt and mud and wash off clean. Jewelry you can sleep or shower in. Jewelry that lets me easily...

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