charles horner jeweller

Charles Horner Jeweller

Charles Horner jeweller is one of the great names to look out for by those interested in arts movements jewellery. They made pieces in art nouveau, arts and crafts and art deco style and are now very very collectable. Charles Horner started his jewellery business in the 1850s  in Yorkshire. He died in the 1890s and…

store your jewellery

Store Your Jewellery And Maintain Its Condition

Have you considered how to store your jewellery or did you know that the way you keep it can affect its condition?.  If you simply place it all in a jewellery box it will become tangled, worn or even damaged. Some materials will damage those next to them. For example, different hardness’s of gold will…

Lucky Jewellery Can It Bring Good Fortune

Why do you wear jewellery? There are many reasons maybe its lucky jewellery to bring good fortune. Perhaps it brightens up your outfit or fills a gap in a neckline. Is it a sentimental piece which was given to you by a loved one and it reminds you of them when they are not around?…

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 the eras went by the…

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 or to a suspension brooch….

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 effects: A) Visitors on the…

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 of an 18 carat gold…

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 I’ve picked up a tip or…

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 much jewellery The value of…

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 gemstones which can be put…