Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Greek text on jewelry? A great idea particularly when the text is significant for us. Suggesting 2 silver rings available from Amazon! Please comment with your own suggestions if you have any of your own jewelry ideas to recommend to other readers.
(Clicking on images takes you to size details and ordering information)
Sterling Silver Greek "Pray Without Ceasing" Men's Ring by Bob Siemon
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Bienvenue au Magasin des Bijoux Grecques !
Nous sommes chaleureux parce que le mois dernier notre site a été peuplé enfin par des centaines spécimens de la bijouterie greque,d' une haute qualité , qui ne sont jamais vu sur Internet auparavant ! Ces articles ont été creés dans notre atelier qui s'est logé à Athènes depuis 1928. Notre vaste collection de bijoux grecques anciennes est une des plus grande disponible et notable pour sa solide et sa qualité raffinée en Grèce . C'était un grand projet, puisque il y avait des centaines de conceptions uniques qui couvraient une plénitude d'entités thématiques anciennes avec des articles spécialisés, mais qui n'étaient pas disponibles sur Internet. Beaucoup de nos clients par tout le monde, sont devenus aussi des amis grâce à leur enthousiasme et leur passion pour l'art ancien.On peut trouver la même passion dans la tradition de notre famille, et notamment en ce qui concerne la Grèce Ancienne et plutot les objets grecs anciens, Byzances, le Minoen et les bijoux de Mycenean. On aimerait que vous êtiez à l'aise sur notre site et n'hesitez pas nous contacter avec vos commentaires estimés, vos questions et vos opinions.
Beaucoup de catégories de Bijouterie (comme les bagues & les pendentifs) ont été déjà enricheés avec d'argent grec exquis et des conceptions en'or, presque tous fait à la main, et sont maintenant prêt à acheter en ligne. Cependant il y a plus d'articles pour commander que vous pouvez voir dans le Catalogue de Bagues Grecques et le le Catalogue de Pendentifs Grecs . Certains articles seront ajoutés dans notre magasin en ligne, seulement si vous les demandez, donc si vous êtes intéressé pour quelque objet / bijoux qui n'a pas énuméré pour l'achat, ne se gêne pas nous contacter et nous allons vous aider avec plaisir !
S'inscrivez à notre bulletin (au fond de la page) pour obtenir nos meuilleurs offres et traites de promotion et de plus, gagnez des cadeaux GRADUITS et des prix de concours. Et n'oubliez pas visiter notre gamme de bracelets et les séries qui présente un de nos spécialités internationales: la bijouterie de torc animale !
Merci pour votre soutien et nous attendons avec impatience de vous aider prochainement !
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Upon searching the net and sites like youtube I was MORTIFIED at the terribly wrong interpretations of the Tzatziki recipe by people who obviously had never been to Greece..
Some recipes included red-peppers and even feta-cheese (!!!) in the sauce.. which may be an interesting proposition.. but ask any Greek and they will tell you that it sure ain't tzatziki!!!
Here's a short video I found that shows the authentic traditional recipe. Nice and simple! - Enjoy!
Monday, September 21, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
As a city-dweller of modern Athens who has been hearing about and awaited the new museum for decades, I did not chose to go in the first week of its opening but I have waited a while for just the right time. After all the initial opening reserved for politicians and lucky people with VIP passes, then came the heards of Athens socialites (class B that is, because they too couldn't get VIP passes), with curious citizens, and bewildered tourists. I say bewildered because unless you had the priviledge of the VIPs arriving in Limos, you would probably be walking out of the metro station and puzzled as to where the entrance is due to the lack of signs. So right now the hype is almost over, the gates have opened for a while now, the visitors know pretty much where it is and how to get there and it the time is right to look at the acropolis museum in more perspective. So I said 'I'ts time to pay a visit!' and what have the flavors been?
Monday, August 10, 2009
I woke up this morning in a nostalgic mood.
Reflections of my childhood & younger years rushed trough me and made me go back to those times were everything seemed colorfull and shinny...
As time goes by we tend to become more & more reserved and we loose our faith to people. I guess this is the price of maturity..! But it would be nice, once in a while, to be able to see things the way we did when we were children. Back to those days when we felt that the whole world was waiting for our presence, when everything was a game and our sences were sharper.
I heard this song today, from Manos Hadjidakis (Greek: Μάνος Χατζιδάκις), an Academy Award-winning famous Greek composer and a picture came to my mind: I 'm around 8 years old in a late summer afternoon, at the beach by my cottage in Greece. The sun is descending and the colours of the sky are ochre, orange gold & deep blue. I remember feeling the summer breeze caressing my face as I was playing with the sand . I had no worries in my head , nor anxiety for anything, simply enjoying the sunset , gazing at the sea, full of hope for tomorrow. I do wish we could feel like that nowdays more often!
This tune made me travel back in time. It 's called : "The Concert" (to Konserto) and it is from the album: "Gioconda's Smile" (Greek: Το Χαμόγελο της Τζοκόντας). The cover and, most notably, the title of the album are explained by Manos Hadjidakis in the introductory note he wrote for the album:
" In the course of a New York City parade, amidst bursts of music and colours and 5th Avenue flooded with people, I found myself one Sunday afternoon in the autumn of 1963. Then and there, I met a little woman walking all alone with a desperate indifference to what was happening around her; nobody noticed her, she noticed nobody; she was desolately alone in the unknown crowd shoving her, passing her by, heedless and hostile, leaving her to drown in the deep flood of the Avenue, inside that sea she was following, inside the wind beginning to blow.
I was riveted there, the only human being who noticed her. I tried to trail after her and follow her till I could get close enough to talk to her, without my knowing what I would say to her; but by the time I 'd made up my mind, I'd lost sight of her. I ran a little way ahead, stood on tiptoe in hopes of catching sight of her again, but the big black sea of people had swallowed her up. Inside me something started throbbing painfully. Without realising it, I'd come to a stop outside Rizzoli's Bookshop and in the display window, exactly facing me, was a book about da Vinci with the Gioconda on the cover. Incredibly enigmatic, she smiled to me, automatically enlarged to the size of the woman who'd just disappeared down the street.
I don't know why all these elements became strangely tangled inside myself, together with an exquisite motif by Vivaldi, which I had heard several days before this and which had continued ever since plaguing my memory tyranically.
No matter what it brings to your mind, I hope you'll enjoy this song as much as I did.
<(For more information about the album click here )
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Greek Jewelry Shop is a proud sponsor of the LA Greek Film festival taking place June 25th-28th 2009. Several pieces donated will be auctionned in the arranged online Greek Film Festival auction.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Amongst the new items a large number of new designs were added to the Bracelets category yesterday. Below, just a few links with some of the the additions.
| || 1071 Ram's head torc bracelet |
| || 1263 Hercules-knot/Gordian knot hand-braided sterling silver bracelet|
| || 243 Double Headed Coiled Minoan Snake |
| || 244 Single headed ornate sterling silver bracelet |
| || 244/P Single Headed Coiled Snake Bracelet|
| || 68 Silver Ball Bracelet |
| || 166 Hand-Coiled Lion Torc Bracelet (L) |
| || 167 Sterlilg Silver Ram Torc Bracelet |
| || 233 Hand-Coiled Ram Torc Bracelet (S)|
| || 238 Sterling Silver Coiled Minoan Snake (L) |
| || 239 Double headed ornate sterling silver snake-heads bracelet |
| || 240 Horse Sculpture/Carving figurine bracelet|
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
He closed his eyes last year but cannot possibly be forgotten and there's a little part of him that comes back to life with the new Acropolis museum. Enjoy!
Sunday, May 31, 2009
The year 2009 has seen the launch of over 100 new pieces in Ancient Jewelry designs available from Greek Jewelry Shop. Our catalog comprises of some items dating back to the founding year of our workshop (1928) and it is always a great pleasure to enrich this collection with new worthwhile items made by our skilled old-school crafstmen.
The above items constitute some of the larger Greek Key Necklaces in our Necklace page.
The significance of the Greek Key
The Greek key pattern (also meander or meandros) takes its name from the square pieces that repeat in the pattern that look rather like an old fashioned key. The pattern is also known as a meander or a Greek fret. Meander means twisting and turning.
Meanders were among the most important symbols in ancient Greece; they, perhaps, symbolized infinity and unity; many ancient Greek temples incorporated the sign of the meander. Greek vases, especially during their Geometric Period, were likely the genesis for the widespread use of meanders; alternately, very ocean-like patterns of waves also appeared in the same format as meandros, which can also be thought of as the Guilloche pattern. The shield of Philip II of Macedon was decorated with multiple symbols of the meander; the shield itself can be found in the museum of Vergina in Central Macedonia of Greece.
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009
We are proud to give our followers a glimpse of some of the new designs we will be adding to our site over the next week! This brand new range features a number of the most popular ancient coin pendants in gold plated matte-finish versions! Naturally the entire pendant material is sterling silver and the quality of these pieces matches our the rest of our items and our reputation.
This range took quite a bit of research. As many jewelry fans may know, gold plated silver is quite frequently a disappointment (particularly for pendants) as the increased contact with the skin (acidity of sweat, perfumes etc) generally is known to cause gold plating to fade quickly. However from our experience the best way to do this was to allow the silver meander mount to shield and protect the inner coin from high contact. The result was even better than we expected due to the beautiful contrast created between the vivid gold color (on the sand-blasted matt coins) and the glossy silver external Greek-Key bezel!
Let us know what you think!
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Thursday, May 7, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
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The coin is characterised by coinage collectors as one of the most celebrated coins from antiquity and a masterpiece of an engraving. Originals are valued from $15,000.00
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Head of Dionysos looking right in a magnificent depiction, wearing wreath of ivy, hair tied in bunch behind head. Legend reads N-AXI-ON, nude and ithyphallic Silenos or satyr squatting facing left
Material: Solid Sterling Silver
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Follow GreekJewelryShop on twitter!
We have had to select another url for our twitter page due to the number of character limitation.
For all those people who would like to receive our tweets, our new twitter page is http://www.twitter.com/greekjewelryinc
Hope you follow us!
Lol! While making this post I couldnt help noticing and commenting on the funny coincidence of birds in both the 'Greek Jewelry Shop' and 'Twitter' logo. The strength and imagery and in symbols never change.. although can be translated very differently across cultures. Wisdom vs Gossip?