For most of us, it means to be able to buy people, right in the heat of the holiday season. And some of those dear ones are normally a bit simpler than others to buy. But when you’re looking for a special science or history lover’s bracelet or necklace on your list, you’ve covered the Mini Museum. That’s because Mini Museum specializes in the sale, at a price that is affordable to everybody, of rare, small samples and items–old, modern, natural and humane. The necklaces and bracelets worthy of the museum are no exception.
The Asteroid Belt Solar System Bracelet
This Asteroid Belt Solar System Bracelet contains actual Asteroid Belt fragments from 4.500.000.000 years ago. Besides the semi-precious stones selected to represent the other bodies of our solar system: In addition: The Sun (Citrine), Mercury (Black Labradorite), Venus (Riverstone), Earth (Lapis Lazuli), the Moon (Silver Crazy Lace Agate), Mars (Red Malachite), Jupiter (Botswana Agate), Saturn (Honey Tiger Eye), Uranus (Amazonite), Neptune (Angelite), Pluto (Picture Jasper), and the Universe beyond (Obsidian).
Of asteroid bits, it is a mixture of howardite, eucrite, diogenite, all taken from a basin of impacts on the second-largest asteroid in the Southern Hemisphere of the Belt: Vesta.
It is a true workmanship of space that makes for the perfect gift in your life for your space lover.
The Dracula Soil Vial and Silver Necklace 🦇
Those with vampires know that they need their native soil to survive. Vampires like Dracula. Silver then, is like poison to any immortal blood-drinker. That suggests that this silver necklace, or the soil taken from Cetatea Poénari, a well-known vase of Vlad Tepes III, prince of Wallachs (more well-known as Count Dracula’s historic basis) would never wear a true vampire. This is a very handcrafted, hand-made glass vial.
This could be the perfect gift if you know any vampire enthusiasts. However, quantity is limited, so you’d do better now if you are interested.
The Mummy Beads Necklace
The Mummy Beads Necklace is the most prestigious element in this trio of Mini Museum Rarities. It’s made of ceramic beads made by ancient Egyptians thousands years ago, in three different styles. Gold or silver necklaces are available at either $139 or $129 and offer a unique range of disc-shape beads in multiple colours. And for 99 cents, you can get a gold chain and a single barrel formed blue bead (seen above), everything designed to last forever by ancient Egypt’s techniques. Whether you know some amateur Egyptologists or mummy lovers, it’s a great chance to improve their holiday.
Faience first emerged in Mesopotamia during the 5th millennium BCE. Egyptian artisans began working with it the following millennium. During the Predynastic Era, production techniques were relatively simple. Craftsmen shaped objects by hand, then carved and abraded them to create detail after the drying process was complete. A copper-infused glaze applied before firing gave Egyptian faience its characteristic shine and color. The Egyptian word for this material speaks volumes. They called it “tjehenet” which roughly translates to dazzling or brilliant.
So if you’re lucky enough to know someone who’s interested in space, vampires, or ancient Egypt, or better yet someone who’s in all three, you can do your shopping at the Mini Museum right now.