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Antiques Pictures The Secret to Finding Them

Need antiques pictures for your blog? So you’ve written this amazing article about your favorite antique and need pictures to really make it stand out. A good photo or two attracts the viewer’s eye but just where do you get the photos from? A blog is not like Facebook when it...

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...

How to use an Ultrasonic Jewellery Cleaner

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...

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Antique Gold Jewellery Care

Antique Gold Jewellery Care Antique Gold Jewellery is quite tough and its care quite easy compared to many other jewellery materials.  But before you jump in dunking your precious gold into jewellery dip or giving it 10 minutes in  an ultrasonic machine there are a few things to consider: Is...

Buy Vintage Gold Jeweller

How to Buy Vintage Gold Jewellery

How to Buy Vintage Gold Jewellery Do you fancy a piece of antique or vintage gold jewellery? Perhaps a lovely antique brooch or a ring? It’s not quite the same as nipping down to your high street jewellers and buying new. You need a little knowledge or at least have...

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Write for this Blog

Take a look around this blog, you will see its all about collectables, antiques and all things old and interesting. Its gradually building into a great free reference site for those who love all things old and interesting. You can write for this blog too. Do you have an antiques or collectables...

Value antique and vintage jewellery

Value Antique and Vintage Jewellery

One thing everyone wants to know about their antique and vintage jewellery is : What’s it worth? The one question I always get asked and try not to answer for people is: Can you value antique and vintage jewellery? The reason I don’t like valuing is what occurs when you...

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Collecting Vintage Jewellery

Collecting Vintage Jewellery Old Jewellery is a special type of collectable, you can wear it as well as admire it and it is always stylish. Antique and vintage jewellery has many things in common with other antiques and collectables which make these pieces more desirable than new. Lets look at the reasons for...

Diamond Care

Diamond Care, All Sparkling and Bright

I noticed my best diamond rings are not as bright as they once were. Time for a bit of TLC I think. Diamonds are tough but do you know how to care for them? How do you ensure that they stay at their sparkling and bright their best for years to...

YouTube Videos from AntiquesAvenue

YouTube Videos from AntiquesAvenue

Did you know that there are YouTube videos from AntiquesAvenue? I made them some time ago and one or two have been very popular. Here is a preview of ones I think you will enjoy: Firstly the most popular about cleaning old silver jewellery: This is a quick method involving...