Here today, gone tomorrow. This sentiment is key to a philosophy known as memento mori, where one embraces rather than fears death. It was a concept explored heavily in the history of art, from 16th-century still-life paintings to Baroque tomb sculptures. Eventually, it even made its way into timepieces as watches were popularized. Skull cases, which open to expose a watch, were particularly popular from the 17th century onward.
All plant parents know how much love and dedication it takes to keep our leafy friends happy.
If you love a cup of tea, perhaps you’ll appreciate this hand-crafted teapot ring.
For centuries, people of many cultures have ascribed various meanings and powers to different gemstones. In fact, there are now specific gemstones assigned to each month of the year, known as birthstones. The history of birthstones potentially extends back to the 12 stones recorded in the Book of Exodus as decorating the breastplate of Aaron.
Many creatives enjoy working with resin for its glass-like quality, and an artist known as Tomka puts a new spin...
A piece of jewelry is always a thoughtful gift idea, but there’s something extra special about giving someone a trinket...
Beadwork is an aesthetically beautiful form of art, but it also represents so much more than what's on the surface. The practice of beading is tethered to a rich history and culture within Indigenous communities. Unique to each tribe, the art form is passed down through generations. Many older generations continue to create beaded designs, but 96-year-old Navajo beadworker Annette Bilagody has amassed a particularly stunning body of work.
Design technologist Rachel Binx has created a way to turn your most jovial journeys and wondrous wanderings into physical trinkets.
Do you love a salty sea breeze and the sound of crashing waves?
As COVID-19 travel restrictions are still in place, you’re likely missing traveling to your favorite places. And while it might be some time before you can visit them again, the travel-loving designers at Art is Therapy have come up with a way to let you keep your favorite cities close. Called Teti, this collection of statement rings reimagines city skylines in miniature, crafted out of precious metals and encased in glossy resin.
In the 18th century, George Spencer, the 4th Duke of Marlborough, amassed an incredible collection of carved gemstones and cameos.
Are you familiar with the term cameo jewelry?