Palladium to Pyrite

Palladium to Pyrite All things vintage jewellery related starting with the letter P – part of AntiqueAvenue’s  A-Z Palladium One of the Platinum metals , see below Parure Several pieces of matching jewellery created to be worn together. This could be necklace, brooch, earrings, bracelet which is a full Paure or nowadays called a full…

Obsidian to Opal

Obsidian to Opal Part O of the vintage jewellery A-Z Obsidian A dark black hard glass like material which has been formed in a volcano. It is sometimes seen in Mexican jewellery as it is found in that country amongst others. Obsidian can be shaped and carved before being set into jewellery. Old Cut In…

Necklace

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…

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…

Labradorite to Lustre

Part L of the A to Z of Vintage Jewellery, Labradorite to Lustre Labradorite A greyish gemstone with flashes of rainbow colour Lace Pin A very small brooch which was used to pin together folds in lace  – the pin on the back is generally linger than the pin itself Lalique Famous French designer originally…

Keeper to Kunzite

Part  K , A-Z of  Vintage Jewellery This is the shortest so far, K is not a popular starting letter for jewellery terms. Keeper, A keeper keeps a piece of jewellery in place. The butterfly backs on your earrings are and example of keepers. Others are the clutches we place on the base of stick or…