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Modern Jewellery From The Orkneys – Vintage Yet Distinctive

Eye-catching Handmade Necklaces – Put On Something Different

Modern jewellery with an ancient theme features amazing handmade necklaces in several Orkney selections. They have pendants dripping with attractive artwork designed by Neolithic men and women much more than 5,000 years ago. Yet, in spite of using motifs located in the art of ancient people, this modern jewellery has a fantastic and classy appeal for current times.

In fact, the art and architecture of historic Orkney will be this year bringing visitors flocking to our isles. Together with a new summer time exhibit in the Orkney Museum, Tankerness House, Kirkwall, on the street in which modern jewellery is created, has just opened to feed the public’s thirst to see recently found objects from Europe’s most interesting dig.

‘Ness of Brodgar: The Center of Neolithic Orkney’ is really a chance to find out a little more about the archaeological site that everyone is discussing. The Ness was the subject of a tv program during the New Year, introduced by archaeology favourite Neil Oliver, who is also at present marketing and advertising tourism in Orkney in a series of adverts.

The Orkney Museum worked closely along with the Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology (ORCA), that is part of Orkney College University of Highlands and Islands, to ensure the text is the most up-to-date record of what has been found thus far and how invaluable objects may have been used.

Not only is the story told in written text and pictures, but the guest is actually able to view an important collection of artefacts that were found during the excavation. Preceding artefacts found in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site, which encompasses the dig have previously been used by local jewellers when producing modern jewellery, including handmade necklaces. Examples include the Skara Brae and Maeshowe Dragon selections.

Modern Jewellery With Wide Elegance Across All Age Groups

Considering the variety of distinct finds on display inside the museum coming from the latest dig, it offers us a new peek at life in the Neolithic age, some 5000 years ago. You will discover ceremonial maceheads, smooth stone axes, flints, pottery along with a significant assortment of unidentified Neolithic art pieces.

The Orkney Museum’s Exhibitions Representative, Tom Muir, said the timing of the exhibition is extremely fortuitous, since it was decided that the museum should produce the exhibition prior to it being known that Neil Oliver was going to feature this site on ‘A History of Ancient Britain Special’. Since the broadcast, interest in the site has increased and rightly so. Ness of Brodgar is really a site that entirely rewrites all the books about the British Neolithic period – it’s a clear case of tearing them up and starting off again, in many respects.

He stated that the idea that Orkney must have been a centre for Neolithic religion and development which in turn spread out across the rest of Britain is revolutionary and flies in the face of modern day perceptions. People use terminology like ‘remote’ when making reference to Orkney these days simply because they think that it is out there on the fringes of The British Isles, but here we realize that this was definitely not the case in the Neolithic time. Setting that apart, we find that people were capable of building slate roofs 5,000 years back and that they painted their walls and pottery. These would be wonderful and amazing discoveries and there’s definitely the prospect of way more yet to come. The excavations are carried out every summer season and archaeologists descend on Orkney from all over the world, to participate in the exhilaration of discovery.

Nick Card, the director of the excavation, stated the exhibition allows the excavations to be shared with an even bigger audience and, for many who can’t make it along for the guided tours; it will give them a flavour of the marvelous discoveries being made on the Ness. ‘Ness of Brodgar: The Heart of Neolithic Orkney’ is on show right up until September 29.

On the list of treasure that has been discovered on the dig are the first Neolithic decorated walls to be found in northern Europe, a mysterious stone carved figure, stone roofs, beautifully crafted dry stone walls and thousands of cattle femur bone fragments. These extraordinary finds are all located inside a huge monumental building which might have been a temple or even the centre of the huge Neolithic kingdom. It stood very near the standing stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar.

Modern jewellery of the time was discovered too in the way of handmade necklaces manufactured from bones and stone. We make our pieces from gold and silver; metals that were not utilized until a long time after the Neolithic people had gone.

Digging may not be your personal style, but there’s no doubting the appeal of handmade necklaces styles which have been influenced by the ancient past. For numerous other classic designs you could always look here.