OF ANCIENT ORIGIN: LEGENDARY SUSTAINABLE GOLD JEWELRY
Legendary gold jewelry unearthed from the past, weaving exciting tales of protection, love, and loyalty. Release 02 is comprised of 5 epic pieces from Ancient civilizations that have stood the test of time, and remain eternal today.
JEWELRY FROM ANCIENT GREECE
In Ancient Greece, gold was considered to be most precious and thought to be the skin of the gods. It is frequently mentioned in Greek mythology, and everyone men, women, children, kings and queens loved to adorn themselves in this rich, warm hue.
The wearing of gold jewelry was a part of everyday life, with each piece heavy with meaning and symbolism.
Earrings often represented magical compulsion, and protection from harm. Bracelets and rings called upon the idea of the infinite, and symbolized our bonds with the people we loved.
As you can see, gold jewelry was worn for many of the same reasons we wear it today: For love, magic, protection, religious expression, and simply to compliment our style and personalities.
With such an important history, it's no surprise that many of the LEGENDS pieces we've chosen to handcrafted in 18kt Fairmined Ecological gold come from this time and place in history.
THE 800BC RING
Hailing from its namesake, the 800BC ring is a unique work of unparalleled artistry and design. Ancient Greeks would wear gold spirals in their hair, the original mode de port of this type of ring. Today we have modernized it by crafting it as a beautiful finger-ring that you can wear and treasure forever.
800BC ring handcrafted by FUTURA with 18kt Fairmined Ecological gold.
A one-of-a-kind ring that is just as inspiring today as it was when it was conceptualized in Ancient Greece over 2800 years ago, engraved by hand it features the iconic Grecian key pattern, symbolizing infinity.
We love to imagine how beautiful this ring was, styled by the Ancient Greeks with their togas and sandals, and how after all this time the 800BC ring is just as contemporary for styling with jeans and a classic white tee in today's world.
Original design of the 800BC ring.
Ancient Minoan (Greek) Woman with gold jewelry in her hair.
ancient power hoops
This particular style of hoop was so highly regarded as a design, that many similar earrings became prevalent across Ancient Europe. The Ancient Power Hoops have been worn and immortalized in artworks and sculptures by the ancient Minoan (Greek) culture. This style was very popular among women as they believed them to be powerful talismans of protection that would ward off negative energy.
Ancient Power hoops handcrafted by FUTURA with 18kt Fairmined Ecological gold.
There are many Ancient Minoans frescoes that have survived today, depicting "Saffron Gatherers" who wore these beaded hoop style earrings. Ancient Minoan women were tasked with the gathering of saffron, a then expensive commodity. They wore these hoops for protection against harm while gathering this highly sought after spice.
Original design of the Ancient Power Hoops Circa 1st Century AD.
An Ancient Minoan (Greek) woman wearing the Ancient Power Hoops.
Gold hoops are a must-have staple for anyone's jewelry box, with good reason. Hoops are some of the oldest types of earrings worn by women and men for millennia. They are one of the few pieces of jewelry that remain modern and timeless from so long ago. Hoops have always been in vogue, and we have good reason to believe that they always will remain so.SHOP NOW
THE LION RING
Lions have been and probably will always be a popular motif . Representing royalty, bravery, and the power of nature, the lion is a universal symbol that has been around for tens of thousands of years.
Double headed Lion ring handcrafted by FUTURA with 18kt Fairmined Ecological gold.
Just like other civilizations before and after them, the Ancient Greeks revered the lion.
Many examples of gold lion jewelry exist from this time period. Wearing a lion cast in precious gold would surely give its wearer the courage in the face of challenges. It was a harbinger of power and wisdom that is still relevant to us in our modern society.
Original design of the double headed Lion Circa 1st Century AD.
An Ancient Greek mosiac of a lion, CA 4th Century BC.
THE ELENA BRACELET
The Elena bracelet expertly handcrafted by FUTURA with 18kt Fairmined Ecological gold.
Inspired by nature, the Elena bracelet is an Ancient masterpiece. The Palmette motif subtly reminds us of our connection to, and reverence of the natural world.
Original design of the double headed Lion, Circa 1st Century AD.
An Ancient Greek vase with palmette motif, late 5th century B.C.
In the Ancient Kingdom of Nabataea, gold was highly revered and was often given as religious offerings. Artisans crafted many epic pieces of jewelry from it, and was worn by both men and women as a symbol of status.
THE DEITY EARRINGS
Similar to the Ancient Power Hoops, the Deity earrings were worn and treasured by the Ancient Nabatean people not only for their exquisite beauty, but also to protect them in their daily lives from negative energy.
Deity earrings handcrafted by FUTURA with 18kt Fairmined Ecological gold.
Original design of the Deity earrings Circa 2nd Century AD.
An Ancient Nabataean sculpture of a woman wearing gold jewelry.