History of Hawaiian Heirloom Jewelry

Back to the era of the Hawaiian monarchy, the origin of Hawaiian heirloom jewelry can be found. The Hawaiian kingdom had long enjoyed a favorable relationship with England. In February 1862, Prince Albert, husband to Englands Queen Victoria, was dead. During the queens time of grief, only mourning clothes and black-accented jewelry were acceptable apparel at the royal court. Meanwhile, jewelry accented with black jet or enamel and carved with floral, vine or scroll designs became the fashion trend in England. These pieces came in the forms of rings, broaches, pendants and bracelets. Reacting to Prince Alberts death, a 23-year-old Hawaiian princess named Liliu Loloku Walania Kamakaeha (Hawaiis last Queen Liliuokalani) ordered two gold that precisely followed the style and …

Martial arts classes are becoming increasingly popular in all age groups due to the dangers of the world today. It’s good to know you can protect yourself from an attacker.

Karate is practiced as a method of self-control, discipline, and self defense. When a new student enters the school, called a dojo, the student is given a white outfit called a Gui pronounced g-ee) and an Obie, a White belt. The color of the belt denotes the student’s level of expertise, with white meaning beginner. The new student sets out to pursue the long journey to black belt status. Kids from ages 4 to 100 are welcome in the dojo. Although much of the karate equipment is provided by the dojo, there are some items you’ll need to purchase. Let’s first take a look at the karate equipment and clothing items you need to buy. The Gui is usually purchased …

Can Moms Work From Home?

More people are working from home today than ever! Thanks to the advent of the internet, many corporations are now allowing their employees, to work from home. There has never been a better time to sell products on the internet, but you must act now! Major corporations are finding the advantages and savings of work at home employees. They do not have to be concerned about buying or leasing more building space. Nor, do they have to purchase more computers. This might save a few jobs, from going over seas. Moms are put in a devastating situtation, when it comes to supporting a child today. Many single women with children, are either working two jobs, or trying to work from …

The History of the Printing Press

Copyright 2006 business-cards.com History would have us believe the first printed book, like so many inventions, came out of China. The publication, The Diamond Sutra appeared in 868 AD and the print type was most certainly made from clay. Others insist that there were earlier examples of printed books or certainly sheets, but experts have not come forward with either evidence or titles. However, there is a lot of evidence telling us the first printing press originated in what is now modern day Germany, which at the time comprised a series of princely states. The first, or the Guttenberg Press came into being somewhere between 1436 and 1440. The inventor, Johannes Gutenberg was a goldsmith and inventor. The typeface was …