Roman Jewelry Replicas - new Etsy shop

"True Roman jewelry, for true Roman matrons" is the motto of my new shop, the Roman Jewelry Replicas. The motto itself is a paraphrase from the series BBC Rome that affectionados might have caught:)
At university, I thought the Romans were boring, living monochrome lives, all the same across the empire. Later on, as Roman-Era reenactor, I discovered the true colors of Rome and the fascinating details of how much they actually left behind. Jewelry is one of the things they were not shy, modest, or monochrome about, so I chose to dwell more on the topic, researching, visiting museums hunting jewelry-related artifacts and depictions (the museum in Naples being, of course, one of the best), and foremost making replicas of such earrings, necklaces and bracelets myself. Alas, as a slave, I do not get to wear my own creations during reenectment events, but can do so in my everyday life - historian friends understand :)

Agate and bronze necklace, ancient Roman jewelry replica, chain and gems, Antiquity fashion necklace

I fell in love with ancient Roman jewelry in all my capacities - as historian, reenactor and artist. It thus felt natural to start creating replicas, first for myself to wear at historical reenactment shows, then for museums in my area, and now for everyone on Etsy. I hope you like the items and feel free to contact me for suggestions or special orders. Thanks for the visit! Bonum diem habeas!

Crepundia charm bracelet, ancient Roman jewelry, gems, lava, glass, bone bronze snake & leaf

Carnelian dangle and drop earrings, Roman earrings replica, gemstone & bronze

Pearl chandelier earrings replica, three-strand earrings inspired by the jewelry of Ancient Rome, Antiquity reenactment, Roman earrings

Green jade & jasper, pearls and lava necklace, jewelry Roman inspiration, antique reenactment necklace, gems and bronze

If for any reason you are unhappy with my item(s), please contact me immediately to arrange return and refund, or exchange. You must let me know you are returning an item before you send the item back. I will not refund until the item is returned to us in unused and undamaged condition. You will be required to pay for the return postage and packaging unless the goods are deemed faulty. Once I have received your returned item(s) you will be given a full refund via the payment method of your original purchase.
All items should be returned to the following address -
Ana-Maria Gruia, Borhanciului St. 76G, bl. 1B, ap. 1, Cluj-Napoca, Romania..
Unless the item is faulty I am unable to refund shipping costs.
Product on photos may seems bigger or smaller than they are in reality, therefore all item descriptions include detailed information and measurements and one of the item photos shows a scale in cm. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding item size and characteristics.


Medieval tower bookmark

My new creation are these unique bookmarks depicting the old town hall tower of Sibiu, in Transylvania, Romania. Available in my other Etsy store, the Transylvanian Trove. A shop that wishes to promote the creativity and talent of fellow Transylvanians, past and present.
Entirely handmade linocut prints, several combinations of colors available (in both typographic ink and paper). If you have any preference based on item photos, let me know and I will do my best to accommodate (depending on already sold items). Otherwise, I shall randomly choose.

Medieval tower bookmark, hand-pulled linocut print, colorful book accessory, old tower, art gift for readers, writers, book lovers, reading

Dimensions: 14 x 5.5 cm.
The price refers to one bookmark.
Ready to send, ready to use.

See more bookmarks here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TransylvanianTrove?ref=seller-platform-mcnav§ion_id=20828284
See my entire shop: www.etsy.com/shop/TransylvanianTrove

Nurnberg linocut by Goddess Gruia

The linocut section in my Goddess Gruia Etsy shop has just been enriched with a new item. This a special, large-size print inspired by a trip to Nurnberg. The preserved medieval elements of the city are outstanding, matching its fame during the Middle Ages. I was especially impressed by the rich urban houses in the typical Bavarian style, with their organic and decorative timber and daub outlook. It can be offered as a travel souvenir or a nice decorative print.

Nurnberg houses, large original linocut print, medieval architecture of Germany, decorative color print, unique historical Bavarian style

The linocut was made employing a special technique - one cut out plate fragment (for the yellow roof) and ink applied by roller and by hand (for the roof openings on the cut out fragment). Due to this technique, each print is unique, thus not numbered but marked as EA, epreuve d'artiste, author's test copy. I have used tones of dark brown, black and saffron yellow for a strong contrast. Signed and dated by the author.
Total (paper) dimensions: 31 x 40.5 cm.
Ready to send.
The print shall be sent unframed, rolled in a sturdy cardboard tube. If it becomes a bit curved upon arrival, please roll it in the other direction and leave it thus for one more day in the tube. It will straighten and be ready for framing.

Check it out in my Etsy shop:


Golden apple etchings

I have just listed in my Transylvanian Trove Etsy shop two wonderful etchings created by artist Lojze Kalinsek of Slovenia. These original prints depicting a golden apple come in two color variants: RED - gold and silver apple embossed against a red background and VIOLET - gold apple against a dark violet background (see variations). 
Original etching by Lojze Kalinsek, 2006
The depiction can be interpreted symbolically as a reference to the Original Sin / Fruit of Knowledge from Adam and Eve's biblical story, or as an antique element in the mythological episode of the Judgement of Paris. It can be equally viewed as a decorative, modern element, devoid of deeper meaning.
The price refers to one etching, as they can be displayed together as a pair of artworks, or independently, as singular prints.
Very decorative, high quality craftsmanship.
Excellent decoration for either home or office, classy art gift.
The artworks are sent unframed and you can have them mounted and framed according to your taste and budged. They can also be displayed as they are, due to the thick paper they can be propped up on a mantelpiece, for example.
Dimensions (paper): ca. 20 x 22.5 cm.

Golden apple, original etching and gold foil, fine art print, unique artwork, red / violet artwork, symbolic engraving, Original Sin