Cat’s Head Tie Pin

I really love this.

Gold Conference

The Crown of the Andes

It’s gonna be a golden week… 👑 Crown of the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception (Crown of the Andes) — Gold, emerald. Spain ca. A.D. 1660 (base), ca. A.D. 1770 (arches). Colombia, Cauca Valley, Popayán. — “This imperial gold crown, worked in repousse and set with nearly 450 emeralds, was made to adorn a sculpture of the Virgin Mary venerated in Popayán, Colombia. A symbol of the Virgin's divine rulership, the crown is surmounted by four arches topped by a cross-bearing orb that symbolizes Christ's dominion over the world. The crown's diadem, an openwork band of foliate scrofls, is embellished with emeralds mounted in the form of flowers, a reference to the Virgin's purity. This combination of gold and emeralds also reflects the aesthetic preferences of Precolumbian cultures of Colombia and Panama.” • #goldobsession #spanishconquest #1600s #1700s #antiquegold #finejewelry #jewels #jewelgram #jewelsofinstagram #lovegold #antiquejewelryaddiction #emeraldjewelry #fabulousfashion #spanishstyle #imperial #antiquejewelry #emerald #highkaratgold #overthetop #colombianemerald #crown #diadem #goldenkingdoms #repousse #museumphotography #oldworld #goldsmith #metalwork #oldgold #👑

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