aurora borealis jewellery

Aurora Borealis Jewellery with a Rainbow

Have you seen Aurora Borealis jewellery? It shines with all the colours of the rainbow or the Northern Lights it is named after. Aurora Borealis stones are really beautiful. They make up some of the loveliest pieces of vintage costume jewellery available. The Aurora Borealis ( or AB for short) effect This is actually a…

Glass Paperweights Resources List

Beautiful glass paperweights with their jewel-like qualities are amongst the most popular collectables. These can be from the antique through to the craftsman paperweights of today. This list of glass paperweights resources is for the novice and experienced collector alike. It is a gathering of the best available on the internet. Intended to help you…

Diamante Sparkle Like Diamonds

Diamante Jewellery sparkles and shines like diamonds and other coloured gemstones. You will find that very much more affordable than the real thing.  It is made of high-quality lead glass the designers varied the stones in shape and size to suit. In the USA these stones are known as Rhinestones. During the Georgian and Victorian eras, the…

Saphiret Glass

Saphirets are one of the most collectable of all glass costume jewellery stones.  It is thought that Saphiret  was first made in Czechoslovakia in the Victorian era when real gold was added to a sapphire blue coloured glass. Later on the price of gold rose and it became to expensive to produce. This mixture resulted in a…

Pictorial Glass Paperweights

Recently I came across a collection of old pictorial paperweights. Originally these would have been purchased as holiday souvenirs or presents brought back for a friend. They are like picture postcards under glass but a bit more interesting. The pictures are protected by the glass and they can be displayed in a case rather than…