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•) The Inspiration Behind this French Brooch (•

This particular creation was inspired by a French, 13th century gold ring brooch decorated with rubies and sapphires in tall collets encircled with foliage. We have named our own piece with an inscription that was common during this era: "Ami Amet Deli Pencet", which translated from French means "think of a friend who loves you".

We wanted this to be a versatile adornment, true to the period, so we drew a little inspiration from a portrait of Sir Christoper Hatton, circa 1589, in which he wore a cameo suspended from a luxurious set of thick gold chains around his neck, and another afixed to the front of a richly jewelled and feathered cap. We were so drawn to this look that we created a version of this brooch mounted as a pendant on an ornate chain (available for purchase separately).

We say "inspired" when we talk about the pieces that we create because we don't create replicas, but rather conjure up our own jewelled magic based on the spirit of authentic renaissance adornments that capture our imagination, and that allow us to both explore and share some of the rich, historical context behind them.

•) Intentional Jewelry (•

Jewelry was worn by all ages and genders in the middle ages, and often had functional purposes as well as decorative ones. Pieces were often ornate and elaborate, with courtly love appearing as a central theme in many creations. This is the "intent" that this piece of jewelry was infused with during it's creation. We've explained more about our "intentional jewelry" toward the end of this document.


•) Did You Know that the Wearing of Jewelry Was Outlawed for Lower Classes? (•

As influence increased toward the latter half of the thirteenth century so so the demand for jewellery outside of court circles. As a result, laws were passed in an attempt to prevent the lower classes from wearing jewellery at all. Edward III introduced a law in England in 1363 forbidding the families of artisans and yeoman from wearing "belts, collars, clasps, rings, garters, brooches, ribbons, chains, bands or seals, or any other thing whatsoever of gold or silver", though this proved a rather difficult thing to enforce. Imagine trying to make that law work in Second Life *grins*

Curious about the historical details behind this piece and other jewelry from it's time period? We've shared some of our favourite facts with you on this below.

See the section called: •) This Collection's Historical Roots and Inspirations (•

•) Specifications (•

* Ability to change the stone settings to reflect combinations of Ruby, Sapphire, Bloodstone, Hematite and Carnelian, chosen for their magical and healing properties.

* Alchemy feature allows you to transmute the metal to any of 6 choices, including: white gold, silver, pewter, rich gold, antique gold and copper.

* Automatic resizing and pose system built into your jewelry. This allows you to make the item larger or smaller to suit your unique avatar shape.

* Elegant cabochon cut gemstones, true to their Roman and medieval counterparts, with rich, natural lighting and a high polish. Lighting is hand painted. Although it would be easier to simply cast light in our 3d programme, we like the artistic quality of hand painted lighting better.

* Shadows cast against the skin create a greater sense of depth and realism than other inworld jewelry. Each shadow is unique to the piece that casts it, and hand-placed.

* Realistic, hand painted gem and metal textures. Not a photoshop brush. Not photo sourced. Not purchased textures.

* Metals are not flat textures on regular prims, but rather highly detailed hammered metal relief on sculpted prims. Custom made models and textures to capture as much realism as possible. All textures and sculpts carefully created by hand in our studio, ensuring both realism and exceptional quality. Everything is made in-house and carefully constructed to capture the fullness of the initial design.

* Free updates.

* Low lag scripts built in-house, with no open listens, laggy "bling" or timers. While many inworld jewelers resort to putting a script in each prim that is changeable, we have designed a compact script set that sits only in the root prim, efficiently directing the changes in the others. This is designed to reduce the imprint on SIM resources, as heavily scripted items can cause significant lag.

* Item arrives tucked into a bottle of elixir that renames itself and converts to a beautiful alchemy prop when unpacked. We tend to use dual use packagers because we value practicality. Dual use means, once an item or items are unpacked, your unpacker becomes a decorative item. Nifty! It's like recycling. Don't fill up the landfill with prim packaging and risk your mother boxing your ears.

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