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14K Gold Morcic (Lg) Charm (PRIVJESAK) ~ 1.87grams by Zlatarna Krizek: RE-STOCKED! PRICE DROP!

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MORCIC JEWELRY FROM CROATIA

THE EARRINGS OUR MOTHERS AND GRANDMOTHERS WORE

This lovely pendant is 14 carat gold, and was created by Zlatarna Krizek, located in Velika Gorica near Zagreb, Croatia. The Croatian Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Krizek Morcic Jewelry Collection, the Certificate of Authentic, Croatian Product. This product comes with a story about the Morcic legend, and in a gift box. Measures over 3/4 of an inch in length.

Morcic (Moor-cheech) jewelry has been manufactured and regarded as a unique jewel representing Rijeka for more than three centuries. It can be found also in the court of Vienna and in Venice, as well as throughout Dalmatia and its islands. Earrings, bracelets, necklaces, tie-pins, pendants---are all made with the figure of the Morcic. Through time, Morcici has established itself as an indication of economic power and social standing of the person who wears it. It also pinpointed that the wearer of this particular type of jewelry was generally a resident of the northern coastal area of Croatia. The morcic is also thought to have protective powers and was many times worn as an amulet to guard against evil. Some women were said to have worn Morcic jewelry to commemorate the victory over the Turks that took place in the 16th Century. During the 17th Century, Morcic appeared in Rijeka as a response to moretto---elaborate and ornate jewelry from Venice which had been inspired by Eastern styles. In the 19thCentury, Morcic jewelry became expensive and sought-after jewelry of the upper classes. Men would also wear the morcic jewelry¿sailors and laborers who lived in Rijeka often wore a Morcic earring in their left ear.In addition to the women of Rijeka, Morcic is also worn by the women of Istria, Grobnik and the Kastav region, of Vinodol and Gorski Kotar. It is worn by women on the islands of Pag, Rab, Krk and Cres. In Rijeka, it is called "Mori", in Istria "moretti", in the Vinodol region "Morci", in Kastav "Morci earrings" and in Gorski Kotar "Morceki". As trading developed, the Moretto found it's way through Senj into Lika and even into Bosnia. Sea routes brought it to Split, Zadar and the northern Dalmatian islands.
Since the Homeland War, Morcic jewelry has made a reappearance all over Croatia and is currently a very popular form of jewelry.


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