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Keepsakes and Mementos Top 15

Lockets are a very personal and romantic piece of jewellery often used to hold keepsakes and mementos. They are usually bought either as a gift by a loved one or as somewhere to keep a reminder of a loved one close. What I have noticed is that people prefer to buy an antique or vintage locket…

Kyanite Earrings

Wearable Vintage Jewellery for Every Day

I had a conversation with a customer today about the wearable vintage jewellery which got me thinking. Which vintage jewellery can I wear everyday?  Some pieces lend themselves to everyday dress whilst others are much more for high glamour occasions.  Heres my guide to the most wearable pieces of vintage jewellery. Just a list not in any…

Pearl Jewellery

What sort of Pearl Jewellery do I have ?

Today Ive been looking at my pearls. I love the soft colour of these and the way they flatter our skin so nicely. Is there any pearl jewellery  in your jewellery box? Do you wonder what kind  they are? There are quite a few different types of pearls used in jewellery and its useful to know which…

Gallery to Gypsy

A- Z, Gallery to Gypsy Gallery As in the decorative pierced setting around the edge of a ring, it will have the claws of the stone setting at the top Garnet We normally see red garnet gemstones which are a deep blood red in colour.  These were popular when set in various sizes and shapes…

What is my brooches age ?

What is my brooches age? Are you wondering how old Grannies vintage brooches really are? She may have cherished them for lifetime perhaps passed down  from her Grandmother mother . Or maybe she bought them new  in the last few years but How can you tell? Here are a few clues which may help you decide. 1. Hallmarks….

How Vintage Charm Bracelet Catches Work

Do you know how Vintage Charm Bracelet Catches Work? Ive been asked several times by customers how to open their bracelets .  These are they older type of bracelets where the charms hang down and are attached by an O ring.  Not the modern Pandora type where the charms slide along a chain. It is…

About Gold Antique Jewellery

I look at the pieces of gold antique jewellery I have for sale and use the word “gold” in different ways.  Its quite a complex area as there is a wide range of the way we use it.  From something that is simply gold in colour through to 24 carat . This article explains the ways the words gold antique jewellery…

Faberge to Fur

 Faberge to Fur A-Z Jewellery Faberge Famous Russian jewellery working later 1800s to early 1900s. Superb enamelling. Produced the famous Easter Eggs for the Russian Tsar. Face The front of a faceted gemstone Facet The small sides of a cut gemstone Faience Pottery covered with a tin glaze and often with a painted design. Made…