Venetian Blue Glass Trade Beads With Aventurine - FJ.4395 - For Sale

Venetian Blue Glass Trade Beads With Aventurine - FJ.4395
Price: $600.00
During the late Middle Ages and throughout the renaissance, Venetian artisans rediscovered the ancient secrets of glass making. On the island of Murano, they created superb vessels and jewelry which were valued throughout the known world. It was also during this period that Venice became the most powerful trading nation in Europe, a city whose ships visited every port both east and west. Venetian traders used glass beads for barter, and these jewels became especially prized in Africa, where they were traded for gold, ivory, rare woods and spices. Venetian beads quickly became a medium of exchange throughout Africa, and in some tribes were used as a bridal dowry. The rare and subtle beauty of these beads continues to dazzle the senses even after the passage of centuries. Soothing as a Spring morning, aventurine is a green variety of quartz. It is thought to possess powerful properties as an all-purpose healing stone, improving the physical and psychological well being of those who wear it. It stimulates muscle tissue and strengthens the blood. Aventurine aids in relaxing the anxieties and fears of the wearer, and provides emotional tranquility and a positive attitude toward life. It symbolizes independence, and promotes health and well being. It is also symbolic of the dawning of love. Pale pink like the first blush of dawn, rose quartz bas long been prized for the way it flatters the wearer with its soft tones. Found in masses rather than crystals, its major sources are in central and northern Europe. Though the gem was known in antiquity, it was generally quite rare. An early bead dating to the 7th century B.C. comes from Megiddo, and rose quartz was used for intaglios and other jewelry from the classical Greek period through late Roman times. It creates a soft energy that is bath emotionally and physically soothing to the touch. The stone is symbolic of Venus, ancient goddess of love, and promotes happiness, harmony and balance. Origin: Africa Circa: 1400 AD to 1800 A Collection: African Medium: Glass-Aventurine

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