🔥 | Latest

News, Precious, and Target: OUL vladislava: mylistofthangs: Antique Jewish wedding rings.  These are absolutely gorgeous. Some info: Antique Jewish wedding bands are stellar examples of the artistry of jewelry making. The rings are made of a metal circle, molded to fit the would-be owner, topped with an architectural feature resembling a house. The goldsmith would then engrave something on the exterior of the “house”; engravings were also commonly hidden inside, in which case the “house” – or bezel – would slide open. The engraving would usually read Mazal Tov, or the Hebrew initials M.T. The rings’ houses varied in design from castle-like, to square, round or hexagonal. The structures were representations of either the Holy Temple or synagogues in the diaspora. Large in diameter and heavy due to the architectural features, many of the rings are practically unwearable. Morgan ponders the question as well, saying that there is no conclusive evidence, either in Jewish tradition or in the Christian documentation recording Jewish practices, of such rings ever having been worn. Trading in gold, jewels and precious stones was the trade of choice by wealthy Jewish merchants for hundreds of years. The memoir portrait of Gluckel of Hamlen, the daughter of a gold merchant of those times, depicts a wedding ring embroidered in gold thread, hanging from a necklace, which may have been the way the rings were worn after the wedding ceremony.  Jewish wedding bands are unique and although many of them are magnificent and expensive, none have stones set in them. The rings are devoid of their classical focal point due to a rabbinical ordinance barring setting gemstones in wedding bands, or engraving them with hallmarks – the latter first appearing in the 19th century. Also, Jewish goldsmiths were not allowed to join guilds and mark their creations until circa that time. (via)
News, Precious, and Target: OUL
vladislava:

mylistofthangs:

Antique Jewish wedding rings. 

These are absolutely gorgeous.
Some info:

Antique Jewish wedding bands are stellar examples of the artistry of jewelry making. The rings are made of a metal circle, molded to fit the would-be owner, topped with an architectural feature resembling a house. The goldsmith would then engrave something on the exterior of the “house”; engravings were also commonly hidden inside, in which case the “house” – or bezel – would slide open. The engraving would usually read Mazal Tov, or the Hebrew initials M.T.

The rings’ houses varied in design from castle-like, to square, round or hexagonal. The structures were representations of either the Holy Temple or synagogues in the diaspora.
Large in diameter and heavy due to the architectural features, many of the rings are practically unwearable. Morgan ponders the question as well, saying that there is no conclusive evidence, either in Jewish tradition or in the Christian documentation recording Jewish practices, of such rings ever having been worn.
Trading in gold, jewels and precious stones was the trade of choice by wealthy Jewish merchants for hundreds of years. The memoir portrait of Gluckel of Hamlen, the daughter of a gold merchant of those times, depicts a wedding ring embroidered in gold thread, hanging from a necklace, which may have been the way the rings were worn after the wedding ceremony. 
Jewish wedding bands are unique and although many of them are magnificent and expensive, none have stones set in them. The rings are devoid of their classical focal point due to a rabbinical ordinance barring setting gemstones in wedding bands, or engraving them with hallmarks – the latter first appearing in the 19th century. Also, Jewish goldsmiths were not allowed to join guilds and mark their creations until circa that time. (via)

vladislava: mylistofthangs: Antique Jewish wedding rings.  These are absolutely gorgeous. Some info: Antique Jewish wedding bands are st...

Grandma, Love, and Reddit: vergen: My Grandma sent a photo of herself to my Grandpa during the Korean War. He sent this photo back to her. Circa 1950. (x) I’m in love with this gaaaaaaah
Grandma, Love, and Reddit: vergen:


My Grandma sent a photo of herself to my Grandpa during the Korean War. He sent this photo back to her. Circa 1950. (x)


I’m in love with this

gaaaaaaah

vergen: My Grandma sent a photo of herself to my Grandpa during the Korean War. He sent this photo back to her. Circa 1950. (x) I’m in l...

Jesus, Satan, and Jesus Christ: Satan rushes to the aid of Jesus Christ, a man being tortured by the townsfolk (circa 33 AD)
Jesus, Satan, and Jesus Christ: Satan rushes to the aid of Jesus Christ, a man being tortured by the townsfolk (circa 33 AD)

Satan rushes to the aid of Jesus Christ, a man being tortured by the townsfolk (circa 33 AD)

Adidas, Joseph Stalin, and Prototype: Joseph Stalin wearing a prototype of Adidas tracksuit pants, circa 1945
Adidas, Joseph Stalin, and Prototype: Joseph Stalin wearing a prototype of Adidas tracksuit pants, circa 1945

Joseph Stalin wearing a prototype of Adidas tracksuit pants, circa 1945

How To, How, and Prostate: Proctoloclese teaches a class on how to check the prostate circa 400BC.
How To, How, and Prostate: Proctoloclese teaches a class on how to check the prostate circa 400BC.

Proctoloclese teaches a class on how to check the prostate circa 400BC.

Konami, Character, and Ocelot: Hideo Kojima pitching the character Revolver Ocelot to Konami circa 1998
Konami, Character, and Ocelot: Hideo Kojima pitching the character Revolver Ocelot to Konami circa 1998

Hideo Kojima pitching the character Revolver Ocelot to Konami circa 1998

Black, Black Hole, and Hole: First picture of a black hole WAS NOT released yesterday. It was released circa 1998.
Black, Black Hole, and Hole: First picture of a black hole WAS NOT released yesterday. It was released circa 1998.

First picture of a black hole WAS NOT released yesterday. It was released circa 1998.

Cross, Berlin, and Berlin Wall: Eastern german trying to cross the berlin wall circa 1971
Cross, Berlin, and Berlin Wall: Eastern german trying to cross the berlin wall circa 1971

Eastern german trying to cross the berlin wall circa 1971

Soldiers, American, and Forest: American soldier enters a forest where vietcong soldiers lie in wait (circa 1965)
Soldiers, American, and Forest: American soldier enters a forest where vietcong soldiers lie in wait (circa 1965)

American soldier enters a forest where vietcong soldiers lie in wait (circa 1965)

Donald Trump, Help, and Live: 45th president Donald Trump mocks Robert Mueller live on tv with the help of his bodyguards. circa (2019)
Donald Trump, Help, and Live: 45th president Donald Trump mocks Robert Mueller live on tv with the help of his bodyguards. circa (2019)

45th president Donald Trump mocks Robert Mueller live on tv with the help of his bodyguards. circa (2019)