Monday, October 24, 2011

The Allure of Gold: an homage to gold’s history & my new collection, Frankincense & Myrrh “Anoint Yourself in GOLD by Katrina Kelly ™”

My new collection entitled “Frankincense & Myrrh-anoint yourself in gold” led me towards a sort of inquisition on the history of these prized elements, their origins and associations. So fresh on my mind is not just gold for my jewelry, but its history, allure AND its current price! Since the dawn of dawn, the allure of gold has captured…well, everyone…The bright dazzle of this precious metal has symbolized everything from power and wealth to purity and perfection, as well as love, hope, and happiness—and even the sun. In ancient Egypt, rulers like King Tutankhamun were buried with thousands of objects made of pure gold; for a king who was believed to be the living representation of the god of the sun, only gold could represent his power. Thousands of years later, the French ruler Louis XIV gilded furniture and the interior of the Palace of Versailles in gold to communicate his might as “the sun king.” Gold is so valuable and respected that it is one of the rare objects that is saved and passed down through the generations as art, investments, cherished heirlooms, and gifts of love, divinity & devotion.

One of the most renown stories of giving gold as a gift of honor to another is the
the mystical story of the Magi, also know as the 3 wise men, the 3 kings and the 3 astrologers (the jury is still out on the actual number of Magi). In the Bible, the three Magi journeyed far, far and away to visit baby Jesus and present him with the most valued of gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. This is the story that inspired my latest collection. Thus it is my grand gesture of honor, to these sacred gifts, accounts, rich and magnificent stories that paved the way to so many almighty ideologies and traditions, old and new.

 Magi Stack Rings & Pendants by Katrina Kelly
18k Gold, Gemstones and Diamonds
Magi Stack Rings Layered with Katrina’s 7 Layers of Love® Rings

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