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Spring Showers = Spring Flowers

Harvest Gold is happy to welcome Spring after a long winter. Recently, we have had wonderful warm weather (for Maine temperatures), and with warm weather comes rain for the flowers! Preparing for the Spring/Summer season is always fun for Harvest Gold, as we switch out our paintings, surround the gallery with pastel colors, and get to stock new jewelry in the cases.We can’t wait to make and wear our new colorful jewelry for spring to match the beautiful nature around us. Yay for spring!!!

Product Shown-

BEACH ROSE: MAINE PINK AND GREEN TOURMALINE YELLOW GOLD RING

Harvest Gold : An Early History of Jewelry

Harvest Gold takes pride in our homemade gold, silver, and gemstone jewelry. We recognize it as one of the earliest art forms in the world. Jewelry has different meanings and significance to everyone.  So, enjoy this post about the early days of jewelry- from ancient times to today.


The earliest traces of jewelry found were in what is now called Iran around 3,000 to 400 BC. These pieces consisted of simple items, like stone amulets. Then came the Egyptian tombs, which is where they found mummies from 3000 BC with necklaces, rings, headdresses, earrings, crowns, and pins. The Egyptian jewelry featured many types of gemstones such as amethyst and turquoise.


The Greeks and Romans came next with their jewelry. In the Greek society, jewelry items with gemstones showed wealth and societal importance- sometimes they would wear up to 75 pieces at a time. However, the Romans enjoyed their jewelry for myth and magic purposes of the gemstones.


The crusades are what brings ancient jewelry to modern times. Jewelry in the Middle ages were meant for only royalty to enjoy. Each piece had a different meaning or purpose. As stated on GemSociety:

  1. “Ecclesiastical rings, worn by clergy and laymen as sacred emblems.
  2. Curative rings, meant to cure ailments and diseases.
  3. Rings of romance, the wedding ring on the left second finger because of its closeness to the heart.
  4. Gadget rings, including brass knuckles, compass rings, pipe stuffers.”

After this time period (Ending in the 17th Century), colorful gemstones started to lose their importance in fashion and diamonds began to rise in popularity.

Calling all Bracelet lovers

Is your favorite jewelry to wear arm candy? Harvest Gold has the perfect thing for you! With a few long days in the studio, Bill has created wonderful new bracelets in silver. These new beauties are in all different styles, sizes, and materials. Bill has a natural talent for making bracelets such as these, which are perfect adornment to any outfit.

 

Lynda and Bill are Making Headlines!

This past month, The Conway Daily Sun has featured Lynda and Bill in their “Fun in the Sun” column. With a story about their visit to the Mount Washington Resort, they included Lynda and Bill’s love for making jewelry together and where it all began. “Rudd made his move and ‘saved’ his roommate by getting to know Rasco. On her way out, he asked her to have dinner with him.”

The story also included Lynda and Bills relationship in regards to making jewelry, such as their different talents and interests and rules to follow while making jewelry. A romantic love story tuned to the beginning of a beautiful and successful business, this Conway Daily Sun feature was a perfect Valentine's gift to Lynda and Bill.

The Journey of Henry the Owl!

Henry is a snowy owl sculpture made out of Vermont marble. Joe Gray, an artist living in New Hampshire, has created not one, not two, but three of these lovely owl sculptures. Each owl sold- including Henry at the gallery, the proceeds go to a local food bank. Joe Gray says that Henry is "bringing peace , unity and health to the land." Welcome to Harvest Gold Gallery Henry!

Liven up your kitchen

Harvest Gold is known for our beautiful jewelry and paintings, but did you know we also have kitchen decor? With a unique handmade piece from Harvest Gold, you can completely transform your kitchen! Items such as salt and pepper shakers, glass bowls, and hand blown glasses are all featured at the gallery, and are the perfect final touch to a kitchen area. Anyone who loves adding art to their everyday space should check out or kitchen decor on display at the gallery and online! Here are a few pieces:

Blue Flower Glass Salt & Pepper Shaker Set by Glass Act

BLUE FLOWER GLASS SALT & PEPPER SHAKER SET BY GLASS ACT

Blue green Glass Tumbler by Zug Glass

BLUE GREEN GLASS TUMBLER BY ZUG GLASS

Green Peace Sign Bowl by Lacey Pots Pottery

GREEN PEACE SIGN BOWL BY LACEY POTS POTTERY

Another added bonus is we sell Arabica Coffee here straight from Portland's Arabica coffee shop. Treat yourself coffee lovers!

https://harvestgoldgallery.com/products/arabica-coffee-french-roast

Thank You from Harvest Gold

2020 has been a year full of change, reflection, and supportiveness for each other all around. This year we were shown really how supportive our customers and friends truly are, and we cannot be more grateful for that. Let’s reflect back on this year. With our extremely successful drive-though art show kicking off the year, we had so much fun and learned a lot while changing around our usually annual events and adapting to the new normal. We had a dozen plein airs outside of the gallery, producing beautiful new art pieces. Lynda and Bill created a bundle of wonderful new jewelry, with designs never before seen! Each collection that came to Harvest Gold with a new season livened up the gallery and were loved by our dear customers.

Happy 2021 and we can't wait for an amazing year!

Snow Day in Lovely Lovell!

As you all have probably experienced there is a Nor'Easter among us! Snow day for Captain and his side kick Bill. We are hoping for a white Christmas this year and cannot wait to hit the slopes. Drive safe and stay warm out there! 

From your friends at Harvest Gold Gallery,

 

New Jewelry: Just in time for Christmas

Angels We Have Heard on High!

We are getting ready for the holidays here at Harvest Gold, despite the year we have all had we deserve some Christmas cheer! This 14k yellow gold pendant is perfect for the occasion. A beautiful gift for that special person in your life. Give the Gallery a call if you are interested in this beauty at 207-925-6502.

Artist of the Month: Carol Novotne

A native from Montana, Carol Novotne has been a fine artist for over thirty years. Her post impressionistic art has a strong, recognizable style with thick, rich creamy brush strokes. Her work is collected by some of the most prestigious collectors around the world, and her art is in many art galleries as well. She is a fine artist focusing on plain air painting, and her paintings are created and inspired from the vast beauty of nature.

Come see her new collection at Harvest Gold.

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