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La place du Château d'Eau pendant les évènements de la Commune Photo Bruno Braquehais

lil bity bottles to wear about your pretty lil neck and close to your heart with all your wishes and dreams safe there.

Paris 1871. La Commune. - En arrière plan, l'incendie de l'Hotel de Ville

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Parure - A French Jewelry Term

Marie Antoinette's royal jewels.


An entry from Sweet Hot Drift


Fish Amulet / Egypt / 1800 BC Ancient Egyptians called fish amulets like this nekhau and gave them to young girls to wear as a charm against drowning. Some scholars suggest that such amulets functioned by aversion, that is, a reminder of a watery environment was enough to give the owner security, but it is much more likely that the amulet allowed the wearer to acquire the abilities of a fish, and therefore survival, if she happened to fall into the water.

Empress Eugénie's Diamond Pendant Hair Ornament. Designed by the Parisian firm of Bapst, for Empress Eugénie wife of Napoléon III. Auctioned off in 1887 after the Revolution.

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Emerald and gold cruciform pendant from the Atocha, sunk 1622.