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Nacre to Nuvo

 Nacre to Nuvo. Part N of the Vintage Jewellery A-Z Nacre The pretty part of a pearl, the substance laid down by the oyster which makes pearls pretty and lines the inside of shells. Name Name jewellery has been popular at various times in history particularly at the end of the Victorian era in the the early…

Enamel Jewellery Bright and Permanent Colour

If you take a look around AntiquesAvenue you will always see plenty of pieces of vintage enamel jewellery and now there are special collections dedicated especially to it. Just take a look at these enamel brooches for example. I love how the bright colours shine out from the jewellery and I’m not the only one.  Enamel jewellery and…

Victorian Aesthetic Jewellery

Have you heard of the Victorian aesthetic Jewellery? Do you like it or know what makes up that trend? Learning about the styles and when they were in fashion helps us a lot with understanding our of Victorian jewellery and helps us place them at the date they were made. Development of Victorian Aesthetic. The…

Antique Black Jewellery for World Goth Day

Apparently, it’s World Goth Day today. I thought it would be great to celebrate by sharing my vintage and antique black jewellery and mourning jewellery too. Pieces that Goths would love to wear. Antique Black Jewellery Pieces I would especially think are suitable are Whitby and French Jet. Whitby jet is a natural material which is…

How to use an Ultrasonic Jewellery Cleaner

One of the questions I am most often asked is about how to clean a piece of vintage jewellery. The answer always depends on the materials in the jewellery as different types require different care.  One of the most useful ways of cleaning vintage silver jewellery is to use an ultrasonic jewellery cleaner however it…

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How To Buy Vintage Jewellery

How to buy Vintage Jewellery. Do you buy vintage jewellery regularly? If so this post is probably not for you. It’s for the complete novice or those will just a few pieces of vintage jewellery looking to buy more.  As the owner of AntiquesAvenue, I buy a lots more jewellery than most will ever dream…

Understand Egyptian Revival Jewellery

Have you ever seen antique or vintage jewellery with Egyptian motifs on it? If so there is a reasonable chance that it is Egyptian Revival Jewellery dating from one of the revivals. Egyptian Revival Jewellery Egyptian revivals were the times when all things Egyptian came into fashion. The first main one took place in circa…

Mabe Pearl to Mythology

Mabe Pearl to Mythology. Part M of the Vintage Jewellery A-Z Mabe Pearl A pearl formed as a blister in the shell giving a semi circular appearance. These are more suitable for earrings and brooches than for necklace. Malachite A hardstone which is made up of deep green and light green in bands. It is popular as…

Cheaper Vintage Engagement Rings

Cheaper Vintage Engagement Rings Reading an article on one of the top diamond engagement ring websites, I got quite annoyed when I read that we should question the quality of any diamond ring under £1000. What! They seriously can’t have looked at vintage diamond rings, the quality is often superb. At under a few hundred pounds…

antique agate jewellery

Antique Agate Jewellery

Antique Agate Jewellery Back in 2010 I made a video for YouTube on antique agate jewellery . Looking at it again today I have just realised how popular agate jewellery is.  Wow, The video has over 7000 hits! There are loads of you who like antique agate jewellery.  About Agate Agate jewellery is a hard stone also…