vintage Gemstone Ring

Easy Guide to Gemstone Ring Parts

Do you love looking at rings and would like to know more? Today Im looking at the most common type of ring we see the Vintage Gemstone Ring and Gemstone Ring Parts. These facts below apply to any rings set with stones except eternity and signet rings and does include engagement rings, dress rings and cocktail rings. What…

vintage necklace

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 collecting vintage jewellery. These are:…

Amulet or Charm

Amulets And Charms, Whats The Difference ?

I sold a lovely old rock crystal pendant today to a lady who wanted to wear it as an amulet. This got me thinking about amulets what are they? How do we use them? What is the difference between them and charms? The Difference Between and Charm and an Amulet I did a bit of…

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 come? How do you clean…

Turquoise Jewellery

Birthstones Gems For Your Birthdate

Birthstones Jewellery from the past is a popular gift, there is such a wide range of prices, styles and designs it is sometimes difficult to know which piece to buy. When giving jewellery for Birthdays the choice is made easier for us as each Month and Zodiac sign has its own gemstone.  You can give either a…

hair in locket

Keepsakes and Mementos Top 15

Lockets are a very personal and romantic piece of jewellery often used to hold keepsakes and mementos. They are usually bought either as a gift by a loved one or as somewhere to keep a reminder of a loved one close. What I have noticed is that people prefer to buy an antique or vintage locket…

Kyanite Earrings

Wearable Vintage Jewellery for Every Day

I had a conversation with a customer today about the wearable vintage jewellery which got me thinking. Which vintage jewellery can I wear every day?  Some pieces lend themselves to everyday dress whilst others are much more for high glamour occasions.  Here’s my guide to the most wearable pieces of vintage jewellery. Just a list not in…

Pearl Jewellery

What sort of Pearl Jewellery do I have ?

Today Ive been looking at my pearls. I love the soft colour of these and the way they flatter our skin so nicely. Is there any pearl jewellery  in your jewellery box? Do you wonder what kind  they are? There are quite a few different types of pearls used in jewellery and its useful to know which…

What is my brooches age ?

What is my brooches age? Are you wondering how old Grannies vintage brooches really are? She may have cherished them for lifetime perhaps passed down  from her Grandmother mother . Or maybe she bought them new  in the last few years but How can you tell? Here are a few clues which may help you decide. 1. Hallmarks….

How Vintage Charm Bracelet Catches Work

Do you know how Vintage Charm Bracelet Catches Work? Ive been asked several times by customers how to open their bracelets .  These are they older type of bracelets where the charms hang down and are attached by an O ring.  Not the modern Pandora type where the charms slide along a chain. It is…