Your Guide to Necklace Lengths and Styles

Jewellery has been  worn around the neck since ancient times. There are so many diferent necklace lengths and styles. Perhaps it was a simple stone with a hole in it strung on a plaited grass cord, or a tooth or something with real meaning to the person who wore it. As...

antique and vintage charms

Antique and Vintage Charms Buyers Guide

Are you interested in old antique and vintage charms? Maybe you are just starting a collection. This buyers guide will assist you in your choices. Antique and Vintage Charms Antique and vintage charms are highly collectible and most regularly added to bracelets but sometimes to other chains such as necklaces...

your antiques shop

Your Antiques Shop and Social Sharing

Have you opened your antiques shop yet? If you want to sales then you need visitors to your shop. The more visitors then the more sales you make, just like at a real life antiques fair or shop. One way to increase your visitors is by Social Sharing. This has two...

Whats the best a 9 or 18 carat gold ring ?

Whats the best a 9 or 18 carat gold ring? When you’re buying an antique or vintage ring have you ever wondered about the different carats of gold and which to choose? There is quite a prices difference between the two with a nine-carat gold ring being exactly half the price...

Selling Antiques online

Selling Antiques OnLine Write A Good Description.

Are you thinking of selling antiques online? Selling anywhere such as the new Talking Antiques shops, eBay, Etsy or even your own website? One of the skills you will need to learn is how to create good descriptions. As I have been selling antiques online for almost 20 years now...

Secrets Your Antique Jeweler Doesnt Tell You

Secrets Your Antique Jeweler Doesnt Tell You

A selection of insider tips that you won’t usually hear. Secrets Your Antique Jeweler Doesnt Tell You.  These are myth busters for antique and vintage jewellery. Feel free to pass them on. Older is not always best 9ct gold can be better than 18ct Size isn’t everything You can wear too...

What is a Precious Gemstone ?

Have you ever heard of a Precious Gemstone? Is it a precious diamond or a precious sapphire? If it’s not then what is it? A gemstone is a colourful and beautiful natural stone dug out of the ground which can be used in wearable jewellery. There are over 100 different...

Jewelry

The Victorian Brooch Collect and Wear

The Victorian Brooch is one of the antiques we come across regular today.  The range and variety of antique brooches worn in the 1800s was huge and many of these are still available to the collector or vintage enthusiast. We still see Victorian cameos, Mourning brooches, sentimental flower brooches, Scottish...

antiques basics

Antiques Basics 21 Beginners Tips

Are you interested in antiques? When you first start it can be so confusing. Here are 20 antiques basics which I hope will help Antiques Basics Antiques are 100 years old The legal definition is that a piece needs to be 100 years old to be called an antique. Less than...

vintage prom jewellery

Vintage Prom Jewellery 1950s Sparkles and Shines

Have you heard about a piece of jewellery described as a ” Prom necklace” or “Prom Bracelet”?Pieces of vintage prom jewellery are especially prized. Do you know that these are not a new fashion but that specialist prom jewellery has been about at least since the 1950s and probably before this?...