Dreams , as we all know, are very queer things: some parts are presented with appalling vividness, with details worked up with the elaborate finish of jewellery, while others one gallops through, as it were, without noticing them at all, as, for instance, through space and time. Dreams seem to be spurred on not by reason but by desire , not by the head but by the heart , and yet what complicated tricks my reason has played sometimes in dreams, what utterly incomprehensible things happen to it!
Onthisnext number Iwant youall tojoinin.Would those in the cheap seats clap their hands? The rest of you can rattle your jewellery.
Flowers ... that are so pathetic in their beauty, frail as the clouds, and in their colouring as gorgeous as the heavens, had through thousands of years been the heritage of children honoured as the jewellery of God only by them when suddenly the voice of Christianity, counter-signing the voice of infancy, raised them to a grandeur transcending the Hebrew throne, although founded by God himself, and pronounced Solomon in all his glory not to be arrayed like one of these.thomas de quincey
Unsurprisingly, in these more eco-aware times, interest in ‘ethical diamonds’ is also growing. Two organisations, Amnesty International and Global Witness, have worked over the past few years to help the jewellery industry : it’s a real victory for human rights that it’s now illegal to trade in conflict diamonds, and any government trading in diamonds must certify that shipments of uncut diamonds are conflict-free.