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 hard stone or pebble brooches…

Antiques Postage and Packaging Charges

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 that it is vintage, collectable,…

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? The Prom was a very…

The Difference Between Cultured and Glass Pearls

The Difference Between Cultured and Glass Pearls

Do you have some pretty old pearls from the past? What is the difference between cultured and glass pearls?  Can you tell if they are real? Are they glass or plastic or have they been grown with a little help from man?  Looking at the pictures you just can’t tell but here is a bit…

Learn Antique and Vintage Brooches

Have you ever wanted to learn antique and vintage brooches?  They are without doubt available in a much wider range of shapes, patterns and colours that other jewellery piece.  It can be a statement, add a splash of colour, be a small point of interest or a bold statement. Have you noticed that the high-fashion magazines such…