Tagged: Brazil

Realm of Treasure Online Shop Launch

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To all my lovely followers I’ve missed you all this past month where I’ve not been blogging to to travels (to be blogged soon) and most excitingly I’ve been setting up my first webshop selling sparkly delights from around the globe. Realm of Treasure was founded with a view to allow customers to express their individuality through wearing rare or one of a kind jewellery and accessories but with out the price tag that often comes with trying to be unique.  I have also catered to all tastes with a huge variety of products ranging from jewellery made by tribes in the Brazilian Amazon, Fair trade pieces made in India,  and statement pieces handmade in Indonesia. I’ll also be holding regular competitions on here and on my webshop blog which is coming soon so watch this space!

My preloved jewellery, bags and shoes:

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http://www.realmoftreasure.com/product/pre-loved-white-and-yellow-leather-shoes68681

http://www.realmoftreasure.com/product/pre-loved-suede-bag68683

http://www.realmoftreasure.com/product/pre-loved-white-and-yellow-leather-shoes 68672

http://www.realmoftreasure.com/product/pre-loved-baroque-earrings

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http://www.realmoftreasure.com/product/pre-loved-enamel-earrings

Fair trade Collection (below)68653

http://www.realmoftreasure.com/product/blue-mini-stone-ring68652

http://www.realmoftreasure.com/product/blue-colored-stone-ring68599

http://www.realmoftreasure.com/product/butterfly-earrings

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http://www.realmoftreasure.com/product/multicoloured-beaded-necklace

Pieces handmade in the UK by Lily King (below)

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http://www.realmoftreasure.com/product/bronze-arrow-earrings

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http://www.realmoftreasure.com/product/bronze-fan-drop-earrings

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http://www.realmoftreasure.com/product/silver-druzy-ring68607

http://www.realmoftreasure.com/product/bronze-tree-earrings

Collection Handmade in Indonesia (below)

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http://www.realmoftreasure.com/product/gold-cuff68627

http://www.realmoftreasure.com/product/silver-cut-out-cuff

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http://www.realmoftreasure.com/product/gunmetal-multihoop-necklace

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http://www.realmoftreasure.com/product/beaten-silver-choker

Brazilian Tribal Jewellery (below)

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http://www.realmoftreasure.com/product/ebano-wood-flower-earrings   68566

http://www.realmoftreasure.com/product/butterfly-and-flower-print-tribal-earrings

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http://www.realmoftreasure.com/product/flower-print-tribal-earrings68573

http://www.realmoftreasure.com/product/star-tribal-earrings

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Sneak Peak of Eshop Realm of Treasure; Coming soon!

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I’m trying to contain my excitement about an impending delivery of jewellery handcrafted by tribes in the Brazilian Amazon made from seeds, coconut and other elements from mother earth! Not to mention other handmade gems from Indonesia, India and the UK! All products are made without exploitation and many are one of a kind in the truest sense! Have asked for copies to be made of pieces I love but due to natural materials like seeds exact copies are not possible, but that makes the pieces even more special. I can’t wait to have the site up and running and share my global treasures with you all! Here is a sneak peak of my discoveries.

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Poignant Beauty; National Museum of the American Indian

My trip to New York in 2011 had to include a trip to the Museum of the American Indian, and since I shared Savage Beauty from the Met I thought I’d also share this equally fascinating (if not moreso due to my personal connection) permanent exhibition. I’ve always been obsessed with Native Indian culture possibly because I know they were the original people of my mother islands, the Caribbean. Theres a possibility that I have Native ancestry as do a significant number of islanders, so whilst most Native Indians on my land of sunshine were sadly almost completely wiped out, their spirit is mainly being kept alive by their somewhat diluted blood running through the veins of the very mixed up population. I was lucky enough to see Native Indian tribes living in the traditional way as their ancestors did, when I lived in Brazil so I jumped at the opportunity to learn even more about their mysterious culture which is still very much alive in parts of South and North America. Even after visiting the National Museum of the  American Indian in New York, which includes pieces from the the islands, I didn’t find enough information to conclude how their influence can be seen in the modern day Caribbean, though I am now inclined to research further. It was still a stunning collection with artefacts dating back to the 15th century (probably before, it was a while ago). I also couldn’t help but get excited by the clothes and jewelry, but they provoked poignant reflection when thinking of the hardship that led to some of the people who wore them to become almost extinct and also the hardship of the people who replaced them- my main African ancestors. They were beautiful nonetheless as was the entire museum.

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