All The Brilliants

Cynisca Loren Nicole

Power Woman Cynisca, or Kyneska, was a Greek princess of Sparta born in 440 BC and the first woman in history to win at the Ancient Olympic Games by way of her four-horse Chariot Racing team.

We celebrate her with Loren Nicole's high carat gold and horse hair jewels.

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CYNISCA - FIRST FEMALE ANCIENT OLYMPIC CHAMPION

Today we celebrate the brilliant Power Woman Cynisca or Kyneska, a Greek princess of Sparta born in 440 BC and the first woman in history to win at the Ancient Olympic Games by way of her four-horse Chariot Racing team. Throughout history, horses powered our lives and imagination.

An incredible place to learn more about the history of all things equestrian is The National Sporting Library & Museum - @NationalSportingLM. It preserves, promotes, and shares the literature, art, and culture of equestrian sports (and beyond).

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ANCIENT HIGH STATUS HORSE BUCKLES 

Horses have jewelry too! Owning a horse was a mark of social distinction in ancient cultures - as was the craft of harnesses and other tack. These gold buckles and strap tabs are fine examples of granulation that were made in Byzantine workshops.

Made in 650 - 700 AD near the Northern Black Sea, these are among @TheMorganLibrary's incredible collection of Byzantine objects.

Given that our Power Woman Cynisca was a Spartan princess, I wonder how elaborate (or not) her harnesses and chariots would have been!?

LOREN NICOLE - HORSE HAIR JEWELS

A few of my favorite things are jewelry, history and horses... and @LorenNicoleJewelry's work is an awesome reflection of all of these!

Loren was lured from studying and conserving our ancient cultural treasures (literally from the trenches of Central and South America to The Met) to pursue a passion for metalsmithing. More specifically, learning those techniques of our ancient ancestors, which she translates into elegant, comfortable jewelry.

Throughout civilization, horses powered our lives and imagination. Loren honors this special connection with her exquisite horse hair jewels. I can just imagine our Power Woman Cynisca proudly wearing these as she races by in her four-horse chariot!

Customized tassels are also possible with your horse’s hair!

Kindly contact me with interest or shop below!


Mini Two Tier Horse Hair Tassel Pendant
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Gold Horse Hair Bracelet
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Gold Horse Hair Bracelet
3,400.00
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Two Tier Horse Hair Tassel Pendant
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Two Tier Horse Hair Tassel Pendant
2,500.00
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Long Single Horse Hair Tassel Pendant
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