Monday, November 10, 2008

A Thing of Beauty....

Check out this earring! There's something to be said for quality construction and great artisan craftsmanship, huh?!

This gold, pearl and emerald earring was found by Israeli archeologists beneath a parking lot excavation site in Jerusalem. Its beauty is literally timeless as it is supposedly around 2000 years old!!! Now that's quality construction! I can only hope that my jewelry will last a lifetime, much less 2000 years!

I bet the designer of that gorgeous earring never expected it would last for centuries. How proud he/she would be to learn their design stood up so well and remains intact in present day. It could stand on its own alongside any of today's luxurious creations. It certainly stood the test of time.

"A thing of beauty is a joy forever...."

...literally!


8 comments:

Beadiful Things said...

That's pretty amazing. This would stand up to any of today's designs without any trouble at all.

beakee said...

Oooh that's so cool! The wonders of nature + solid workmanship :)

Lisa Stone said...

Wow!!! I am so amazed at this story! Although, I was in Israel last year and saw so many beautiful finds. The style is so today!

Candace said...

WOW! That is absolutly amazing! Thanks for sharing it.

Amanda said...

What a great story!!! And, yes, what great construction! I wonder what those green stones are?? Emeralds??

SilverMonk Design said...

What a beautiful timeless design!

mdk jewelry designs said...

I can not believe this exquisite piece is that old.

I, too, wonder if the green stones are Emeralds?

carolina bleu said...

i read this story in the times the other day. isnt it amazing? i hope my jewelry lasts that long.