Sunday, 7 September 2014

Jewelry - Sunday Stamps

A search for cultural items and especially jewelry took me to the stamps of four countries although you will see a similarity between two of the items shown.

On 23 August 2011 Great Britain issued a  set of eight stamps about the Crown Jewels. So far I have only the first of these.

Great Britain - The Sovereign's Sceptre with Cross

The stamp from Germany issued in 1976 has a Celtic connection and shows a neck ring or torc.

Germany - Silver Neck Ring found at Trichtingen in 1928
This insignia of a Celtic Prince is made of silver and gold, with copper making up the rest around an iron core.

I suppose you would expect a Celtic connection for an Irish stamp.

Ireland - Jewelry bracelet
Finally from the USA a silver and turquoise necklace on a stamp issued on February 8, 2011.

USA - Navajo Jewelry
Artist Lou Nolan painted this detail  of the necklace from a photograph. The sand-cast blossom is set with polished blue turquoise nuggets. The necklace itself is believer to have been made somewhere in the 1940s or 1950s.

To view other cultural items/jewelry on stamps just follow the links at Viridian's Sunday-Stamps-186.


Joy said...

So interesting to see the cultural similarities between Germany and Ireland. I thought thee would be more than one Navajo necklace this week:-)

viridian said...

As a geologist I appreciate the chunk of diamond in the center of the scepter! Thank you for joining in this week.

Hawwa Ma said...

Not a bad collection for jewellery stamps!

Carole Anne Carr said...

Now those are stamps I'd love to have!

Jo said...

That is one heck of a diamond isn't it? I was wondering how they wore those torcs, if they were made with an iron core, were the soft enough to open I wonder. Interesting stamps as usual Bob.