In the hidden mountain redoubts of Anatolia silversmiths have perfected their craft since time immemorial. The ancient kingdoms of the earth prized the exquisite workmanship and beauty of Anatolian silver above any other. Each piece of sterling silver is handmade and unique, no two pieces are exactly alike.
In ancient times, Anatolia, its silver horde and craftsmen, were protected from from the greed of potential conquerers by the practically impassable mountains of the Atlas Range. Even today, the mountain passes of this remote region are better suited to wild goats than to vehicles of any sort. For that reason, this isolated part of our modern world has remained much the same over the centuries, untouched, unfazed and inaccessible to changes in the world around them.
Now, you can own a piece of the legendary adornment of ancient kings and queens. Because the Anatolian people still value their isolation, this jewelry is only offered directly from them through this website, due to the efforts of one entreprenurial adventurer who convinced this suspicious people to open up one tiny portal to antiquity.
Send for our catalog and decide. Are you a worthy recipient of the treasures of the ancients?
All pieces are pure sterling silver, stamped 92.5. Each article is handmade and may take up to three weeks to arrive in the United States, depending on available stock. Most orders ship sooner.
Mystical Qualities of Silver: The ancient Persians believed their Anatolian silver breastplates made them invincible in battle. Silver is thought to intensify and purify, to be feminine and protective It is the Moon's metal and enhances the powers of that celestial body, thus is very important to Wiccans in summoning the Moon Goddess or repelling unwelcome spirits. High Priestesses wear medallions of silver and the metal is frequently used in spells and on altars. It helps to regulate the emotional and intuitive energies and provides one with patience and perseverance in chosen tasks. Silver, when combined with gemstones, has the ability to attract and retain within itself the energies of the gemstones, drawing negative energies from the body while transferring the positive energies of other minerals.
Medicinal Qualities: Silver is said to eliminate toxins at the cellular level and cleanse the body via the pores. It is thought to be helpful in the treatment of hepatitis and to increase the assimilation of vitamins A and E. It is believed to be effective against epilepsy, oozing and festering wounds.
Because of silver's reputed powers, owning silver was restricted throughout most of history, especially if it was in the form of jewelry. In the earliest Egyptian records, it was considered more precious than gold.
Archaeological excavations show that silver jewelry in Anatolia predates what most of the world knows as the Early Bronze Age. Unquestionably, silver was being mined in Anatolia before the advent of recorded history and that mystical region has been reknowned since ancient times for their handmade silver-mail jewelry. Silversmiths in the remote villages of Anatolia, despite the modern conveniences available, still use the traditional methods for their art--making each piece unique. The artists who make these pieces have perfected their craft to a degree that can only be aspired to by modern European and American artisans. If you select one of our pieces, I can guarantee, you will never see another like it, anywhere. The chain mail glove in the picture, for instance, is 44 grams of solid sterling silver AND IS ONLY $88.00 (plus shipping costs). Some of the earrings in the chain mail style I sell for as little as $6.00 a set. I will accept only PayPal or a cashiers check/money order for the total amount plus shipping. If you have questions, want a picture catalog or additional pictures of any item, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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