Victorian Aesthetic

Quick guide to Antique Vintage Datelines

I know all you lovers of Antique and Vintage jewellery are sometimes concerned about getting the genuine article when you but older jewellery on-line. Heres a guide to the different periods or Antique Vintage Datelines. Hopefully, this will help you to ensure that you know you are buying the jewellery of an age you want or at least know roughly how old…

Value antique and vintage jewellery

Value Antique and Vintage Jewellery

One thing everyone wants to know about their antique and vintage jewellery is : What’s it worth? The one question I always get asked and try not to answer for people is: Can you value antique and vintage jewellery? The reason I don’t like valuing is what occurs when you tell someone its worth little….

vintage Gemstone Ring

Easy Guide to Gemstone Ring Parts

Do you love looking at rings and would like to know more? Today Im looking at the most common type of ring we see the Vintage Gemstone Ring and Gemstone Ring Parts. These facts below apply to any rings set with stones except eternity and signet rings and does include engagement rings, dress rings and cocktail rings. What…

vintage necklace

Collecting Vintage Jewellery

Collecting Vintage Jewellery Old Jewellery is a special type of collectable, you can wear it as well as admire it and it is always stylish. Antique and vintage jewellery has many things in common with other antiques and collectables which make these pieces more desirable than new. Lets look at the reasons for collecting vintage jewellery. These are:…

Amulet or Charm

Amulets And Charms, Whats The Difference ?

I sold a lovely old rock crystal pendant today to a lady who wanted to wear it as an amulet. This got me thinking about amulets what are they? How do we use them? What is the difference between them and charms? The Difference Between and Charm and an Amulet I did a bit of…

vintage flower brooch

Perfect Mothers Day Gift Suggestions

Perfect Mothers Day Gift Suggestions Still searching for the perfect Mothers Day gift?  Does Mum love vintage? Taking time to search out the perfect vintage gift shows just how much you care. More love and thought have gone into buying it than just picking something up in the shops.  I have suggestions the perfect antique…

Diamond Care

Diamond Care, All Sparkling and Bright

I noticed my best diamond rings are not as bright as they once were. Time for a bit of TLC I think. Diamonds are tough but do you know how to care for them? How do you ensure that they stay at their sparkling and bright their best for years to come? How do you clean…

Know Your British Silver Standards

Silver is one of the precious metals used for making jewellery. Did you know that there are several British silver standards? When you are looking at vintage jewellery its really useful to be able to tell the different types. These standards are controlled by the British Hallmarking Council . Silver is a natural material mined from…

Lapis jewellery

Wedding Anniversary Jewellery

Know someone with a wedding anniversary coming up soon? Vintage wedding anniversary Jewellery is a popular Gift and there are pieces suitable to nearly every occasion. Some of these are not the same as the title of the anniversary but they are great fits for your special day. Wedding Anniversary Jewellery For wedding anniversaries the…

Turquoise Jewellery

Birthstones Gems For Your Birthdate

Birthstones Jewellery from the past is a popular gift, there is such a wide range of prices, styles and designs it is sometimes difficult to know which piece to buy. When giving jewellery for Birthdays the choice is made easier for us as each Month and Zodiac sign has its own gemstone.  You can give either a…