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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…

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In Praise of the 16 inch Necklace

This is in Praise of the 16 inch necklace. It is a much under-rated piece of jewellery which a great pretty as its highly decorative. Many ladies will not consider less than 18 inches for their neck wear but please do think again. For smaller and medium ladies the 16 inch vintage necklace will sit around…

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Denby Tiles

I am sure you have heard of Denby pottery but did you know they had a range of Denby tiles as well? This one I believe is from their Nursery ware range. From the back stamp it is from circa 1940s or 1950s. As you can see there is damage to this tile. It is…

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Collecting Cameo Jewellery

Not long ago the antique cameo jewellery was seen as out of date, old fashioned and something only worn by old Grannies. That was such a shame as it meant that many wonderful examples were hidden in jewellery boxes, out of sight just waiting for their time to come again. Nowadays they  are quite fashionable and they have been brought…

YouTube Videos from AntiquesAvenue

Did you know that there are YouTube videos from AntiquesAvenue? I made them some time ago and one or two have been very popular. Here is a preview of ones I think you will enjoy: Firstly the most popular about cleaning old silver jewellery: This is a quick method involving every day kitchen ingredients. It…

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Marcasite Jewellery Care and Storage

Every wondered about Marcasite Jewellery Care? Marcasite jewellery lasts a long time if handled with care and cleaned and stored correctly. The stones can be fragile and they can easily become loose and fall out if not treated correctly. Keep them dry  so never put them into an ultrasonic machine or treat them with harsh chemicals. Silver…

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Earring to Eye

Earring to Eye Ear-ring – Global name used for ear jewellery. There are many different types including clip-on , pendant and stud. One of the most popularly worn pieces of jewellery today. Also spelt earring. Egg shape – pendants or charms in the shape of an egg. Very popular due to its tactile shape. Made…

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Brian Asquith

Ive just acquired a set of silver  jewellery by Brian Asquith. It is so stylish and typical of the time it was made (1977) that I decided to find out more. Can you imagine a trendy 70’s chick wearing this set? This was quite expensive at the time it was made just like designer pieces are these days. Brian…