Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A DIVINE EXHIBIT ON THREE FAITHS AT THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY










The New York Public Library is hosting an extraordinary interfaith exhibit currently; Three Faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This is a remarkable insight into the history of the Abrahamic faiths and their commonalities. This exhibit was described at a press preview by the NYPL president as the “single most important, beautiful, exquisitely designed exhibit in the modern history of the New York Public Library,” Being showcased are some exceedingly rare and truly divine works; 9th century, large typeface fragment from the famous Iraqi Qur’an from the city of Kufa, a first edition of Martin Luther’s Wittenberg translation of the Bible from 1522, a lavish Amsterdam Megillah from 1686, and a Latin Harkness Gospels from Landévennec, Britanny, circa 900 Common Era. The premise of “Three Faiths” is to show commonalities of the three spiritual traditions. There is an absence of hostility that so often plagues the common persons one-dimensional perspective. Only the common denomination of peace, love and beauty are represented here.
Aesthetically, I am enchanted with the rich look of Calligraphy and words of canonical texts. Spiritually, any time I am entrenched in such profound divine dogmatic doctrines, I become unworldly inspired and enlightened to write, design and seek more knowledge and compassion. Perhaps my true identity is that of a scholar, a sunday driver amateur of sorts, yearning to unlock the universe through the polar opposite domains of science and theology, and my calling is to unveil my findings into golden trinkets. Or perhaps, I am just a jewelry designer that can’t lavish myself in enough golden jewels. Only time will tell the tale-Katrina Kelly

Monday, January 10, 2011

JANUARY BIRTHSTONE, THE GARNET::FOLKLORE & HEALING POWERS




Garnet brings to those born in January friendship, loyalty and sincerity. The gemstone is said to have the power to ensure good health and protect its owner during travels. If you are wearing a piece of garnet jewelry then you are wearing a metaphysically powerful and physically warming stone. According to ancient Egyptians and Greeks, as well as New Age and Crystal healers, the garnet has many of the highest healing qualities. They are known to promote sensuality, passion and fertility. These are the jewels you will want to wear most often with your soul mate and special friends to enhance your feelings of intimacy and kinship. In ancient civilizations garnets were exchanged as gifts between friends to demonstrate their affection for each other and to insure that they meet again. So Don these gorgeous stones to promote healing, strength protection and passion.

IMAGES:: Sea of Rococo Wings Bangle with Diamonds:: 18k white gold beaded gold bangle with diamonds, 0.60tcw. 65mm. $6500

Antique Estate Garnet Ring:: 18k white gold fine and intricate beaded Garnet ring with black and white diamonds. 1 1/4" H x 3/4" W, 0.5 tcw. $3500
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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM KATRINA KELLY JEWELRY
















Happy New Year from Katrina Kelly Jewelry! Strong trunk shows wrapped up 2010  and new additions to the 7 Layers of Love® Collection were just completed. I kicked into full gear this year healthily and happily by running in the Central Park Emerald Nuts Midnight Run. 2011 welcomes new jewels and new and exciting partnerships that we will share soon! KK
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