Pompeii’s Unearthed Stash of Ancient Charms and Amulets

When Pompeii met its sudden end more than 2,000 years ago, the city was buried with many treasures intact. With every archaeological dig there, remarkable insight into Roman life is revealed. A recent dig inside the House of the Garden unearthed the remains of 10 people and a collection of gems, beads, shells and amulets—once housed in a wooden box. There are phallic charms oftentimes …

“In All The Wrong Places” by Cartography40n74w

The New York jewelry designer's latest collection bares his heart

Raised on the Canadian island of Newfoundland and now based in New York, Mark Peddigrew is known for collecting antique charms—and stories—from around the world. This time, he is bravely sharing his own, reliving memories that are both painful and uplifting. His newest collection for his label Cartography40n74w, titled “In All The Wrong Places,” features jewelry shaped like grenades and anatomical hearts; manifesting his past …