Creating ornamental works from precious and semiprecious stones
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-12-03 08:18
Somewhere along the Cumbria-Lancashire border, a metal detector enthusiast named Darren Webster uncovered a simple lead pot, and out spilled a fortune in Viking silver. "That's when I noticed I'd found something of great importance," he said. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-11-28 13:59
It's beautiful, but what is it? Archaeologists are asking that question about three gold and silver pieces from the Staffordshire Hoard that fit together. Guesses include a saddle fitting and the decorative terminal to a parchment scroll. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-11-19 12:16
An inscribed woman's wedding ring, believed to date to the Tudor period, has been found by a metal detectorist in Boroughbridge in North Yorkshire, England. The inscription on the gold ring is unreadable.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-11-04 12:15
On Monday November 7, 2011, the National Geographic Channel will present two, hour-long programs on the Staffordshire Hoard, the Viking treasure discovered in 2010 in England. The programs are scheduled for 8:00 and 9:00 p.m. (EST).
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-10-24 18:58
Craig Best and Derek Greenwell struck paydirt in 2010 when the two metal detectorists discovered a gold signet ring and a pilgrim badge bearing the image of St George. The coat of arms on the ring indicated that it belongs to the Prestwich family of Hulme in Manchester. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-10-24 16:32
A 13th or 14th century ring was discovered near Ripon, England in 2010 by metal detectorist Lindsey Holland. The silver and carnelian ring is expected to be declared treasure, making it available to be acquired by a museum. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-10-13 20:02
David Booth is a happy man. The hoard of gold Iron Age torcs he discovered with a metal detector in 2009, were last year's most valuable treasure reported to the Queen's and Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer, bringing the finder a reward of £462,000. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-10-03 17:37
Metal detectorist James Goldswain found treasure in a farmer's field when he uncovered medieval silver gilt ring, known as a fede, or faith ring, near Bishopsbourne, England. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-09-22 11:18
Dan Carlsson of the Fröjel Discovery Programme has posted an album of Viking artifacts from the harbor and lands around Fröjel, Sweden including explantion of the objects and how they were made.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-09-11 15:01
You've read about it. You've seen the photos. Now you have the chance to see the wonders in person when one hundred artifacts from the Staffordshire Hoard go on display at National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C.
Submitted by odan on Thu, 2011-08-25 14:00
This shoppe has a large variety of gifts. From jewlery, rune sets, carvings, and chess sets, all hand made, to collectible figurines, blades and more. SCA merchanting, Rennfair merchanting and a retail store.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2011-08-15 07:23
A gold and sapphire ring found in Yorkshire, England, likely belonged to royalty or to someone else of very high rank. The ring would have belonged to an Anglo-Saxon or a Viking. The ring is very high quality, even compared to other treasure of its time.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-08-04 14:21
In a moment straight out of an Indiana Jones film, a panel of officials opened the sealed vaults to the 16th century Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in the southern Indian state of Kerala finding treasure worth billions of rupees.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-07-16 17:14
A team of Bulgarian archaeologists are engaged in the excavation of St. Peter and St. Paul monastery in Veliko Tarnovo, the capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire. One of the finds is a silver ring dating to the 15th-16th centuries. (photo)
Submitted by tudorshoppe on Tue, 2011-07-12 10:47
Renaissance Costumes and medieval clothing for those with discriminating taste. Also, buttons, patterns, notions, jewelry, tapestries, toys, swords, panther tents, and more.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-07-02 17:50
For the first time, many residents of the United States will be able to view Ukrainian treasures spanning 6,000 years. The exhibition will be hosted by the Houston (Texas) Museum of Natural Science from May 27 to Sept 5, 2011.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-06-30 10:12
“+I LIKE MI CHOIES” reads the inscription on a silver posy ring found in a field by a British metal detector enthusiast. The ring has been declared treasure by the British Museum. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-05-27 18:01
The Ganoksin Project has announced that it will release of more than 40 digitized versions of rare antique metalsmithing and jewelry books. The books are available in PDF format for a minimal fee which will be used to support the project.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-05-22 16:53
"Fairy tales still exist! Private individual finds sensational treasure in garden," read an annoucement from Austria's Federal Office for Memorials about the discovery of over 200 pieces of medieval jewelry. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-05-19 16:05
Canada's famous Stratford Festival will present Lerner and Loewe's musical Camelot the summer of 2011. Take a behind-the-scenes look at the jewelry designers for the production. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-04-23 14:46
Grants from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund charity, as well as public donations, will keep recent archaeological treasures in the United Kingdom. Funds of over UK£1 million will allow such items as a hoard of Roman coins and four gold Iron Age torcs to be acquired by local museums.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-04-21 13:27
On the blog, A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe, Jonathan Jarrett offers a review of a paper by Jane Kershaw entitled New Insights on the Viking Settlement of England: the Small Finds Evidence, presented to the Institute of Historical Research Earlier Middle Ages seminar on 9 February, 2011.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-04-04 11:58
In 2011, a woman cutting turf in a family bog at Tullahennell North, Ireland, discovered what proved to be a 7th century brooch bearing the Greek symbol for Christ. Now researchers have linked the pin to a Christian community with ties to Greece. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-03-18 17:28
The National Archaeology Institute museum in Sofia, Bulgaria is hosting a display of over 50 eartifacts discovered in the country in 2010. Among the finds were a 14th century gold earring and an 8th century silver coin.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-02-26 19:03
Jamie Hall, an apprentice jeweller from Derby, England, has something to prove. He wants to show that he is a really good jewelry-maker, one who can forego the technology of the present for the techniques of the past, specifically the early Middle Ages.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-02-02 09:16
Archaeologists working at Jabal al-Sin, Syria on the Euphrates River have found cemeteries dating to the era of the Byzantine Empire.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-12-30 17:50
James Robinson, Curator of of Late Medieval Collections at the British Museum, shares photos and information on some of his favorite pieces on the International Center for Medieval Art's online exhibition.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-12-30 13:02
In October 2010, Rohesia Anven of Thessalonica, from the Kingdom of Atlantia, visited the Art Institute of Chicago and documented many of the museum's period objects in an amazing collection of photographs. Her album is available on Picasaweb.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-12-24 08:26
Over 200 objects, including a 1st century 'collapsible' gold crown, on loan from the National Museum of Afghanistan, will go on display for the first time at the British Museum. The traveling exhibit, Afghanistan: Crossroads Of The Ancient World, will be in London March 3 to July 3 2011. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-12-08 09:08
On his website Dress, Jewels, Arms and Coat of Arms: Material Culture and Self-Representation in the Late Middle Ages, Gerhard Jaritz has posted a manual of basic information on medieval jewelry and ornamentation.