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Kingdom resources available online. Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. Masks - Fencing Helmets. Zen Warrior Armory - SCA Fencing Armor, SCA Armor. Women's Medieval & Renaissance Costumes - MuseumReplicas.com. Flossie McGrew's Denver - Shopping: Colorado Guide: The Denver Post. Jewelry in Elizabethan England. Introduction Compared to the complex faceted cuts used on modern gems, the art of gem faceting in the 16th century was quite rudimentary.

Jewelry in Elizabethan England

The common cuts of today's stones were not in use in the 1500s, which can make finding authentic-looking jewelry difficult. In the 16th century most gems were cabochon cut, with a smooth, rounded top, or table-cut (a cabochon with the top cut off, creating a flat surface.) They were oval or square in shape. For very hard stones, like diamonds, a pyramid-cut which created a pointed gem was used.

There was, however, a great deal of complex gem-carving in the 16th century. Gems used in 16th century jewelry included the diamond, ruby, emerald, opal, topaz, and sapphire. In the 16th century, the goldwork of a piece of jewelry was as esteemed as the jewels it surrounded. Pearls were also an integral aspect of 16th century jewelry. Goldwork, especially goldwork depicting a particular scene or item, was often enameled with colored glass.

Necklaces. Award Recommendation. An Unofficial Glossary of Terms As Used in the SCA. (This is not an official SCA website) compiled by Hirsch von Henford Last updated: December 27, 2010 (AS XLIV)Note that this is very much a work in progress ...

An Unofficial Glossary of Terms As Used in the SCA

This list is meant to be of use to folk who are new to the SCA, but may be useful for folk who have been around awhile as well. There are a lot of terms used in the SCA that are sometimes confusing to people. If the history behind the term is known, then it will be included in the description. Note that due to the nature of life, the universe, and where I live, this list is likely to be West-Kingdom-centric. If you are looking for a Combat related set of terminology, check this page out: An Unofficial Glossary of Combat Terms As Used in the SCA. There is a glossary of terms in Spanish you may want to check out: Medieval Naming Guides: Early 17th Century English Names. Surnames in Durham and Northumberland, 1521-1615, by Julie Stampnitzky Over 5000 surnames recorded in Durham and Northumberland between 1521 and 1615.

Medieval Naming Guides: Early 17th Century English Names

Given names from Parish Marriage Registers of Northumberland and Durham, 1530-1830, by Douglas Galbi A database of given names from some of the parish registers listed in GEN UKI, a UK and Ireland genealogy site. This compilationis part of Galbi's collection of lists of Given Names in England Before 1800. The second column is a code identifying the place where the name was recorded, the third the date of the marriage, the fourth the original spelling of the given name, and the fifth a standard modern spelling of that name. Biographical Index to the Elizabethan Theater, by David J Kathman A draft list of people involved in English theater between 1558 and 1642.

Passenger Lists, 1600-1700, at The Olive Tree Genealogy An index of 17th century documents at Olive Tree's website and elsewhere. Given Names II, OLD-ENGLISH. WOLF NAMES from Chinaroad Lowchens of Australia - Thousands of FANTASY NAMES - fairy, gnomes, elves, goblins, mystical, magic demons, vampires, witches, dragons, beasts, pirates, creatures, giants, monsters,  heroes, hippies, gypsies, clowns, Sailormoon, Jungle Book, Disney, James Bond ... endless! | Fantasy Names | All the Fantasy Names Links | Mystical Names || Names of Tolkien Folk | Names of Tolkien Animals | Name Generators || Dungeon & Dragons Deities| Forgotten Realm Deities| Greyhawk Deities| This website contains links to thousands of external websites.

Thousands of FANTASY NAMES - fairy, gnomes, elves, goblins, mystical, magic demons, vampires, witches, dragons, beasts, pirates, creatures, giants, monsters,  heroes, hippies, gypsies, clowns, Sailormoon, Jungle Book, Disney, James Bond ... endless!

Although we check for, and correct broken links once monthly, it is inevitable that you will encounter broken links throughout the site. It's very simple - they are not under our control. Web sites come and go quickly on the internet. Sometimes sites disappear because the webmaster moved, lost interest or died. NAMES OF CHARACTERS IN THE OZ BOOKS Our wonderful list of exciting names - some you've probably forgotten! NAMES OF CHARACTERS IN PEANUTS Our list of characters from the Charles M.

MAGIC NAMES This is a huge list of mystic cat names, but easily adapt to use for other pets. MAGIC FAIRY NAMESSimply type in your first and last names and this wonderful site will generate a fairy name for you! J.R.R. Battlemoor - Moutain Crusades.