By Ritu Sharma on Apr 02, 2019
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When I travel, I like to learn about cultural symbols, traditions and articles that locals value. Gems, symbols and artifacts can form a community, a faith, a people. I am not alone in this thought when I called my friends to share with my readers the most beautiful jewels in the world that they found on a trip of special importance. Some of these pieces are sacred, others can be purchased while visiting the country. How many have you seen from our list?
Take a look at our popular necklaces to see the best unique pieces or handcrafted pieces in our necklaces.
Claddagh Ring – Ireland:
The Claddagh ring is synonymous with relationships in Ireland. He was originally from the beautiful and picturesque village of Claddagh in County Galway. It was discovered for the first time at the beginning of the 17th century. The classic symbol is easily recognizable when the heart is between two folded hands and a crown above. Traditionally it symbolizes love, friendship and loyalty.
Just with the tip of the heart in the direction of the fingertips: shows the individual state. In the right hand, the apex of the heart symbolizes a firm relationship with the wrist. When the left hand is carried with the tip of the heart towards the tips of the fingers, the pair is hooked. When the ring of the left hand is carried with the tip of the heart toward the wrist, the couple is married.
Bali – Buddha necklace:
We recently visited Bali, Indonesia, and absolutely loved everything the island had to offer. From beaches, beach clubs, waterfalls, jungles, temples and rice terraces, Bali is an island full of action that has a lot to offer.
Balinese culture is a mixture of Hindu and Buddhist traditions, and although the majority of the island’s population is Hindu, Balinese Hinduism has a lot of Buddhist influence on customs. While touring the streets of Bali, you will find many Buddha statues, exhibits and souvenirs for sale. When I went shopping in the charming boutiques and quaint shops of Seminyak, I have in mind a beautiful necklace, which is a symbol of Indonesian culture. At that time I knew that this would be my lucky charm and a perfect experience for this incredible island. I have decorated this necklace many times since then and it is still my most valuable finding in Bali.
Symbolic disks of the Mursi tribe – Ethiopia:
We met a young couple, newly married, who taught us to stretch their pierced lips by hanging heavier bracelets. Girls begin to cut their lips at the age of 15 years. When they get married at the age of 16 to 17, they use the disk when they serve food to men or on special occasions such as weddings or dances. They do not use it all the time. If your husband dies, withdraw the record forever and never remarry again. The government has tried to cut its lips, but the Mursi swore they would never change their traditions. You almost see yourself as a country within a country. The disc is a beauty accessory that is unique.
Evil Eye – Greece:
The evil eye is a symbol that has been found throughout the Mediterranean and parts of the Middle East for more than 3000 years. It is believed that when the evil eye looks at you, you are cursed with bad luck and bad luck, and the only way to avoid it is to wear a talisman or the symbol of an eye, sometimes at the same time.
Across Greece and Turkey, jewelry shops and souvenir shops with their evil eyes stand out among refrigerator magnets and fine jewelry and complicated household items. In recent years, many celebrities have used the eye in many ways, and it is often used as a pendant, bracelet or earrings by Greeks, Turks and many visitors to these countries.
Gau necklace by Bodh Gaya:
During my trips to India two years ago, I went to a place called Bodh Gaya in the state of Bihar, which is very close to the northern border of Nepal. Near a Buddhist pilgrimage site, there was a Tibetan market where Tibetans sell their Buddhist relics. In one of the posts there was a man the size of a small child. He knew that he had many years with him and that he had traveled far. He took a piece of jewelry in his hand and told me he would make me feel safe while traveling. It is called Gau or Prayer Box. It is a religious relic, it is hollow and can be used to appreciate religious or personal objects.
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