Thursday, June 30, 2011

Antique C1900 FRENCH Religious Saint JOAN of ARC Virgin Mary Sacred Heart JESUS Charm BRACELET NECKLACE with Cross LORRAINE

A Very unique can wear this as a Necklace OR 2 Bracelets, like having three pieces in one!

A Stunning combination of antique Religious medals of the Virgin Mary and Jesus of the Sacred Heart.

They are mounted on French C1890 Pink faceted Glass Rosary Beads with a Sterling Silver Saint Joan of Arc Cross of Lorraine.

The Cross is cast from the original antique European medal; over a century old, this lovely reproduction is hand crafted.

It is Sterling Silver and aged to a wonderful old world patina.
I added 2 Rose colored Swarovski Crystals for a little bit of sparkle.

When wore in one piece , it forms a 16" necklace and when the link chain is removed at the toggles it turns into two 8" bracelets.

The ornate hooks are Sterling Silver.


Buy it NOW!!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

HISTORY Les Enfants de Lutece Paris 1891 Medal now in Silverplate!

We are pleased to announce we now have this stunning medal of French history in Silverplate!!!


See the history below!

The city of Paris is so layered with history, it's easy to forget that beyond the Renaissance palaces and Gothic cathedrals there lie traces of the city's Roman heritage. Named Lutèce, after the Latin Lutetia, Gallo-Roman Paris was a prosperous town stretching from the Ile de la Cité to the Left Bank.

Paris' 5th arrondissement, covering what was once the "new town", is home to the only remaining vestiges of the Gallo-Roman era in Paris. These include the remains of the thermal baths at Musée de Cluny, and the Arènes de Lutèce. The Arènes are particularly pleasant to visit during spring and summer, when the amphitheater is taken over by students enjoying an outdoor lunch, children playing soccer, or men engaged in the venerable game of pétanque (boules).

Built toward the end of the first century A.D. on the slopes of the Montagne Sainte-Geneviève outside Lutèce, the Arènes were used as a theater, circus, and sporting arena. The style of construction is relatively rare for an amphitheater of its period, different from the round or classical oval (Latin: cavea) style.

A friendly game of pétanque being
played in the Arènes de Lutèce.
©1999 Frédéric Phan While similar types may be found at Senlis, Drevant, and Vieil Evreux, the amphitheater in Paris is thought to have been the largest of its kind constructed by the Romans. The sunken arena was surrounded by the wall of a podium 8.2 feet (2.5m) high, surmounted by a parapet (Latin: balteus). The presence of a 135-foot (41.2m) long stage allowed scenes to alternate between theatrical productions and combat. A series of nine niches aided in improving the acoustics.

Five cubbyholes were situated beneath the lower bleachers, of which three appear to have been animal cages that opened directly into the arena. Historians believe that the bleachers, which surrounded more than half of the arena's circumference, could accommodate as many as 17,000 spectators.

Upper bleachers were relegated to slaves, the poor, and women — while the lower seats were reserved for Roman dignitaries. For comfort, a linen awning (Latin: velarium) sheltered spectators from the hot sun. Circus acts showcased wild animals and gladiatorial contests; popular theatrical productions of the time were the tragedies of Aristophenes and Plautus. From its vantage point, the amphitheater also afforded a spectacular view of the Bièvre and Seine rivers.

Animal cages under the lower
bleachers of the Arènes.
© When Lutèce was sacked during the barbaric invasions of 280 A.D., some of the structure's stone work was carted off to reinforce the city's defenses around Ile de la Cité. Subsequently, the amphitheater became a cemetary, and then it was filled in completely following the construction of Philippe Auguste's walls (ca. 1210).

Centuries later, even though the surrounding neighborhood (quartier) had retained the name les Arènes, no one really knew exactly where the ancient arena had been. It was discovered by Théodore Vaquer during the building of the Rue Monge between 1860-1869, when the Compagnie Générale des Omnibus sought to build a tramway depot on the site.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Antique French Jewelry~ New Listings today!!!

A Sneak Preview of some new designs I will be posting this week on our web site!!!

Lynn Konrad

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

New French Antique JEWELRY added today!!!

We hope to tempt you with one of these goodies, if not...... please check back never know what may be on my table!!!!

Au revoir,


Saturday, June 11, 2011

LYNN KONRAD's Antique Jewelry at the ROSE Bowl in Pasadena Sunday

A SNEAK Preview of some of our new Collection we will have tomorrow at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

We have a NEW permanent space... in the Antique Section.....Row M ...Space #9 (We are in the same row as the Woman's Restroom)

We will be at the Rose Bowl antique Market, the second Sunday of this month.

If you need help locating us, please call (714) 310-0702.


If you cannot make it and wish to visit me at my studio in Huntington Beach, please call to set up an appointment!

For more information and directions, please click on the link below!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Antique FRENCH PERFUME Bottle Necklace and MORE!!!

It has been a while since I added new items....

So here are a few of my latest creations!!!!

Please visit my Web site for MORE!!!!

HaPPY June!!!