The "Ovidiu Oana" private bell collection
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The jewels are very old (14,th century) and are made in bronze with blue lapis insertions.

Bought July, 2010 from an international auction.
This set was declared by visitors "The 2011 bell of the year"

Lapis lazuli had a special symbolism since several thousand years ago due to its rarity and intense blue. It was associated with the sky, the gods, royalty and only those with a very high status could afford to wear jewelry with this rock or use small objects.

The princesses of the Sumerian city of Ur now wore necklaces of these beautiful blue stones for more than four millennia, and thousands of small statuettes of animals were discovered in the necropolises of Ur, but seals were also found.
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