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How To Buy Vintage Jewellery

How to buy Vintage Jewellery. Do you buy vintage jewellery regularly? If so this post is probably not for you. It’s for the complete novice or those will just a few pieces of vintage jewellery looking to buy more.  As the owner of AntiquesAvenue, I buy a lots more jewellery than most will ever dream…

Victorian Costume Jewellery

Victorian Costume Jewellery

The Victorians loved jewellery of all kinds and when they couldn’t afford precious stones and metals they wore jewellery made from non-precious materials which we now know as Costume Jewellery. Victorian Costume Jewellery Influences: There were two main influences on the jewellery during the Victorian era i) Queen Victoria’s influence on Jewellery style can be…

Antique Garnet Jewellery , is it Real?

Antique Garnet Jewellery Antique garnet jewellery is very collectable today but can you tell the difference between the antique and the newer brooch. I’ve just put two lovely garnet brooches onto the website today which on first glance look very much the same but detailed examination reveals a lot of differences. One of the brooches…

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Find Georgian Jewellery Nowadays

Find Georgian Jewellery Nowadays The Georgian era started in 1714 with the accession of George I to the British throne and lasts until the end of the regency in 1830. When looking at Georgian jewellery we normally also include the reign of William IV as this takes us up to the start of Queen Victoria’s  reign…

Sulphides in jewellery

Art Deco Sulphides in Jewellery

Art Deco Sulphides in Jewellery Have you ever seen pretty cameo type figures set into paperweights or under glass in vintage jewellery? These are white or a silvery white in colour and depict all sorts of things including classical figures a bunch of flowers, a dog , cherub or angel .These white cameos in glass…

Flatter Longer Fingers

Flatter Longer Fingers with a Princess Cut

A few days ago I was chatting about how a marquise shaped ring can make short fingers look long and elegant. The marquise shape is for ladies like me with short stubby fingers. But what about those lucky ladies who have long fingers already and want a ring or stone shape to suit? How do…