From all of us at Bel Air Jewelry we wanted to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! In the days after, when you’re snacking on all that leftover turkey, lets also feast on all of the memories we’ve created over the … Continue reading →
Wedding rings today are a sentiment of love, but no one can really say for sure when this age old tradition actually started. Some believe that the oldest recorded exchange of wedding rings comes from ancient Egypt, about 4800 years ago when sedges, rushes and reeds, growing alongside the well-known papyrus were twisted and braided into rings. But the circle was the symbol of eternity, with no beginning or end, not only to the Egyptians, but many other ancient cultures. The hole in the center of the ring also had significance. It wasn’t just considered a space, but rather a gateway, or door; leading to things and events both known and unknown. To give a woman a ring signifies never-ending and immortal love. Let your engagement ring from Bel Air Jewelry be a powerful symbol of all the joy and happiness to come. When you look into the infinity of your fiancé’s eyes, pick a ring that says forever with same furfur as the passion in your lover’s heart.
In celebration of the growing adoration of emerald and green in today’s fashion world one striking image comes to mind; Cleopatra. In ancient Egypt, color was an integral part of the substance and being of everything in life. Green (wadj) was the color of vegetation and renewal. To do “green things” was slang for beneficial, life-producing behavior. Osiris was often portrayed with green skin and referred to as “the Great Green”. In Chapter 77 of the Book of the Dead, it is said that the deceased will become a falcon “whose wings are of green stone”. The Eye of Horus amulet was commonly made of green stone as well. The pigment was derived from malachite and was often worn around the eyes to symbolize power and life. Who can forget the way it empowered the brazen face of Elizabeth Taylor, with blues and greens so remarkably intense, that for a moment she was like the Egyptian ruler herself. Let your own inner ruler shine by enhancing your natural grace with these powerful emeralds by Bel Air Jewelry.