Trove of jewels and charms found at Pompeii give insight into ‘female world’ of Ancient Rome | Euronews

Archaeologists working in Pompeii have found a collection of ornate jewellery, glass beads and good luck charms which they say give them an insight into ‘the female world’ of ancient Rome. The collection was found in a wooden box in the House of the Garden in the Regio V section of the site. It includes two mirrors, several pieces of a necklace, pieces of bronze, bone and amber as well as a human figure and several To read more just click here Continue reading Trove of jewels and charms found at Pompeii give insight into ‘female world’ of Ancient Rome | Euronews

The Curse of the Hope Diamond

Ever since the Hope Diamond, one of the largest and most famous colored diamonds in the world, appeared on the market in the 1830s, it has become notorious for allegedly spreading a deadly curse to those who dare to possess it. Greek jewel broker Simon Moancharides gained custody of the glittering gem in the early days of the 20th century. Soon after selling it, he pulled an unintentional “Thelma and Louise”… with his wife and child in the horse-drawn carriage beside him. Heiress and D.C. socialite Evalyn Walsh McLean enjoyed the latest bauble in her collection for many years, often … Continue reading The Curse of the Hope Diamond

DELICATO FINE ART SHOW Entries sought for 31st annual show

Manteca’s premiere art show — the 31st Annual Dorothy Indelicato Fine Art Show — takes place Feb. 2-22. https://www.mantecabulletin.com/news/local-news/delicato-fine-art-show/ The art show is named in honor of the late Dorothy Indelicato who paired her family’s successful wine business with community service. Indelicato, who founded the fine art show, passed away in 2017 Her long list of community endeavors included a number of arts related concerns such as the Stockton Symphony Association, Manteca Mayor’s Committee on the Arts, and the Symphony Comes to Manteca. Artists who would like to participate in the contest are encouraged to bring their entries to the … Continue reading DELICATO FINE ART SHOW Entries sought for 31st annual show

The Gift of a song

A group that are friends of mine are offering something so unique and inspiring as a gift that I just HAD to share with you! I’ve rarely, if ever, heard of this until now. They write and record custom songs for couples, special occasions, celebrations, holidays, graduations, and ANYTHING Else! Then they can create a CD out of it, include a “platinum album” music industry plaque with engraved song lyrics, and they can even sing your personal song live at your wedding, engagement, anniversary, birthday, etc. They also write songs for speakers, authors, and businesses to inspire their employees and … Continue reading The Gift of a song