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NeoWare - Ancient Gemstones for Modern Humans

http://www.etsy.com/shop/NeoWare

NeoWare is an exciting opportunity to own and wear authentic artifact ornaments and jewelry made of ancient gemstones. Our archaic pendants, chokers and necklaces of jade, agate, turquoise, crystal, carnelian and lapis lazuli matched with exquisite ancient beads will both fascinate and mystify you. From a time before written history, these symbols and icons of Far Eastern Neolithic cultures have survived to arrive here, ready to be worn by you.

Each unique piece was carved thousands of years ago by an ancient jade master who ground these beautiful gemstones into intriguing anthropomorphic and zoomorphic shapes and designs. You may be attracted to the friendly, almost alien-looking,…

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  • Born on December 21
  • Joined March 8, 2011

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jade, turquoise, carnelian, lapis lazuli, agate, crystal, sodalite and fossil coral

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  • NeoWare
    Ancient Gemstones for Modern Humans

About

NeoWare - Ancient Gemstones for Modern Humans

http://www.etsy.com/shop/NeoWare

NeoWare is an exciting opportunity to own and wear authentic artifact ornaments and jewelry made of ancient gemstones. Our archaic pendants, chokers and necklaces of jade, agate, turquoise, crystal, carnelian and lapis lazuli matched with exquisite ancient beads will both fascinate and mystify you. From a time before written history, these symbols and icons of Far Eastern Neolithic cultures have survived to arrive here, ready to be worn by you.

Each unique piece was carved thousands of years ago by an ancient jade master who ground these beautiful gemstones into intriguing anthropomorphic and zoomorphic shapes and designs. You may be attracted to the friendly, almost alien-looking, Apollo figure or perhaps to the neolithic culture icon, the Coiled Dragon Embryo. Possibly a familiar fish or bird, carved of translucent neolithic jade or of beautiful ancient turquoise and accompanied by an ancient bead, will appeal to you.

As you examine our NeoWare pendants, chokers and ornaments, be sure to note the signs of age and authenticity of each item. Sometimes areas of degradation or erosion, indicating prolonged exposure to the soil, are quite evident, but some stones can show surprisingly little wear, often with only the slightest of patinas to indicate years buried in the soil. Also note the pattern of drilling in the "Chi" or energy holes, which are present on nearly all Neolithic pendants. Authentic items show a distinctive biconical pattern of drilling, meeting in the center to complete a tunnel composed of two cones, tip-to-tip.

Who were the people who carved these wonderful and fascinating images? Not surprisingly, as these artifacts were created before recorded history, little is known of the beliefs and rituals of these ancient people, who lived in north-eastern China from 5000-2000 B.C. We do know they revered jade above all other stones, that it figured greatly in ritual and ceremony, and that it often accompanied them in life and in death.

Our mission at NeoWare is to offer unique and quality artifact jewelery and ornaments at an affordable price. We initially became involved in ancient hard stone artifacts about 12 years ago through our interest in gems and minerals and our professional biology vocations, particularly entomology, but also ornithology and ichthyology. We are fascinated with how ancient man interpreted and depicted the natural world that surrounded him every day. We hope this glimpse into our interest will further inspire you to consider the perspective of the ancient ones as you enjoy NeoWare.

Thank you for visiting NeoWare's ancient jade and gemstone store!

Cathy & Butch
NeoWare

Please visit our other on-line gemstone store Guru Designs at:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/gurudesigns

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