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The Swallows are the Imperishable Stars
Bird Cuff | Bird Bracelet | Golden Bird | Vintage Swallow | Gold Enamel | Brass Cuff | Statement Jewelry | Bohemian Luxe Style | ArtisanBird Cuff | Bird Bracelet | Golden Bird | Vintage Swallow | Gold Enamel | Brass Cuff | Statement Jewelry | Bohemian Luxe Style | Artisan

Swallow Song Cuff

A golden enamelled bird alights upon a thin golden brass cuff. Fully adjustable.

During the Old Kingdom of Egypt, swallows were associated with stars and therefore the souls of the dead. The Book of the Dead specifically instructs the deceased on how to transform into a swallow. In Spell 1216 of the Pyramid Texts, the pharaoh describes how he has "gone to the great island in the midst of the Field of Offerings on which the swallow gods alight; the swallows are the imperishable stars." The imperishable stars were those near the North Star that never seemed to rise or set, and therefore were "constant".

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Hand Carved Mother of Pearl and a Medieval Proverb

Vintage Bird Earrings | Mother of Pearl Jewelry | Bird in the Bush | Artisan Design

Bird in the Bush Earring 

Who could not be enchanted by these beautiful Earrings. Vintage mother of pearl discs are mounted with a beautiful hand carved vintage mother of pearl bird.

Framed by a gorgeous ornate patinated vintage frame featuring an ancient forest of the flower of love : The Rose.

The literary origin of the phrase “ A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush “ was first recorded in 1670 in John Ray’s – A Handbook of Proverbs.

In medieval times, Falconry was on the rise as a means to hunt prey. The owner of the Falcons could not risk losing their trained birds to catch a prey and the rule was to only ever to try and catch prey that was easily accessible. Hence the expression “ a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush”

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Wings Lift us and Hope has Feathers

Bird Necklace | Vintage Diamante Bird | Vintage Upcycled Jewelry | Silver Chain Necklace | Silver and Gold necklace | Artisan Handmade |love

Bird Necklace | Vintage Diamante Bird | Vintage Upcycled Jewelry | Made by Hand

Bird Song Necklace 

A blackened Crystalline Bird is peppered with vintage bronze flowers and hung on a blackened silver chain. We make each bird individually so each is different, artisan handmade bohemian style.

The oldest piece of art in the world is of a bird (30,000 yrs). In our desire for boundless freedom, we identify ourselves with the flight of birds and in our imagination we transcend the ordinary world by leaving the earth and the weight of the body. Wings lift us and Hope has feathers.

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The Song of these Vintage Birds is both Golden and Pure

Bird Jewelry | Vintage Bird Earrings | White and Gold Jewelry | Bohemian Design | Artisan

Song Earrings

These sweet vintage golden hoops have been hung with two vintage lovebirds singing out their chorus of love for each other. All vintage and all beautiful.

It is their song that makes birds so remarkable. Their voices are not only the voice of the spirit, as we usually think, they are also the voices of the instincts deep down in our body ; the sound of blood and bone, tissue and nerves- the instincts of animals.

The birds singing wakes us up in the morning, they call us to our lives.

" The intangible that is invisible as well as untouchable can still be audible " Theodore Reik

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Find your Inner Wildchild with our Barbarian Cuff

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Barbarian Cuff 

Beautiful natural feathers bound with ribbon mounted on a vintage brass cuff with a beautiful large vintage octagon jet jewel which is wrapped in vintage golden brass strips.

Thoughts, intuitions and imagination are often depicted as feathers that are caught up and carried on the breadth of inspiration. Feathers form the wings with which one can transcend the concrete, escape confinement and soar to creative heights or spiritual vision.

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Earth Angel Earrings so you can feel Virtuous and Fabulous at the same time!

Angel Earrings | Heart | Vintage Jewelry | Bohemian Luxe Design | Artisan Jewellery

These beautiful Earrings are a combination of early lucite verdigris heavenly Angels with stunning 1950's Coppery Heart Halos, vintage malachite hearts and vintage Swarovski crystals. Feel virtuous and fabulous at the same time!

Verditer is both an old fashioned name for verdigris, the green discolouration of copper and brass and the name of the blue-green pigment dating from the 1500s.

Its name, which is derived from the French verte-de-terre, or “green of earth” is today used in the name of a bright turquoise songbird, the verditer flycatcher, which is native to the Himalayas

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Secret Talisman Necklace inspired by Artist Paul Klee

Talisman Necklace | Vintage Jewelry | Bohemian Luxe Design | Artisan Jewellery

Our secret Talisman necklace features vintage 1940's caged beads, sweet Deco seashell chain, a vintage key and vintage carved lucite ivory fish. On a long coppery chain that can be shortened by winding around the neck or left long and dangly.

Capable of slipping into artistic reveries if gently slipping into water, the artist Paul Klee noted in his diary that his paintings were like dreams flowing beneath the waking surface of life, dreams glistening  with the incandescence of a primeval world. " A kind of stillness glows towards the bottom ," Klee writes in a poem, "From the uncertain a something shines not from here, not from me, but from the great spirit."

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A Festivity of Cuffs in the Ancient Tradition of Mosaic

 

Brass Cuff | Vintage Upcycled Jewellery | Bohemian Luxe Style | Artisan Handmade

Brass Cuff | Vintage Upcycled Jewellery | Bohemian Luxe Style | Artisan Handmade

Our mosaic cuff is so beautiful. A rare vintage disc inlaid with black horn and mother of pearl in a geometric pattern suspended onto a gorgeously simple brass cuff. Fully adjustable and perfect with everything! Part of our latest Antiquities Collection.

Here at Ghost and Lola we adore cuffs. They are so easy to wear and dress up any outfit. Being fully adjustable they can be worn by the most petite to our most generous wrists. Always retaining impeccable style! 

The history of the bracelet is over 40,000 years old. Starting with materials like bones, stones and woods to serve religious and spiritual interests. In Egypt the bracelet is as old as 5000 BCE.

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The Etruscan Jewel Legacy

Howlite | Vintage Bohemian Style Earrings | Artisan Jewellery | Byron Bay Jewels

Inspired by the ancient Etruscan jewels, with a vintage wrapped bead, vintage bronze and Howlite Spears, these earrings will transport you to a magical place. Part of our newest Collection : Antiquities

The Etruscans were a powerful and wealthy civilization of ancient Italy who inhabited an area including modern Tuscany and Western Umbria. With their own language and a great emphasis on the decorative arts, their jewellery is well known for its beauty and craftsmanship. The Etruscans predated the Romans and the Greeks and were considered one of the few most ancient modern societies.

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