Each month in The Shops at Nature’s Art Village we select one of our unique varieties of “gems” to showcase as the Gem of the Month. The Gem of the Month is then marked down 20% throughout all six shops for the entire month! This includes all raw minerals, sculptures, jewelry, beads, gifts and more made from the selected gem of the month. These “gems” can range from agate to amethyst, fluorite to obsidian – nothing is off limits! To learn about this month’s Gem of the Month, please read on below.
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April 2017: Bone 20% OFF
Save 20% off bone throughout April 2017 in The Shops at Nature’s Art Village!
Since the earliest days of history, man has used the bones of animals in ornamental objects and jewelry. Whether in scared rituals or to establish one’s importance in a community, the symbolism of bone as continuing existence after death or as a connection to the natural world remains the same, even today. Bone has always been a readily available resource and is easy to carve with basic tools; thus, making it valuable in art and jewelry throughout the world. Bone has been used for everything from hair-pipes to whistles, arrowheads, bowls and, of course, beads.
Bone beads were used for more than just decorative jewelry or weaving. In many tribal cultures bone beads were traded as a form of currency or worn only by spiritual leaders as a connection to their gods and ancestors. Many believed using the bones of animals they hunted appeased the spirit of that animal and showed respect by not wasting any remains.
The Shops at Nature’s Art Village have an incredible selection of bone beads, jewelry and ornamental statues. The Shops also carry one of the largest fossil collections in the region, with hundreds of one-of-a-kind finds from crocodile skulls to dinosaur bones. Visit Nature’s Art Village on Route 85 in Montville, Connecticut to see our full selection of bone beads, bone jewelry and bone fossils!