10 Vintage Jewellery Books Introductory Guides

I’ve been asked to recommend a good book for identifying vintage jewellery. I’m not sure there is just one which is more useful than all the others so I  thought it would be useful to put together my top ten Vintage Jewellery Books. These are in no particular order as their usefulness depends on what you…

want to be an antiques dealer

So You Want To Be An Antiques Dealer ?

So You Want To Be An Antiques Dealer ? Let me tell you what its really like . Ive bought and sold various antiques for the past 40 years. 20 years as a full time Antiques Dealer and Ive lived to tell the tale. People are interested in the life of a dealer almost as much as they…

11 Reasons Why Vintage Gems are Better Than New

Better than New As regular readers know I have a passion for antique and vintage jewellery. Heres why. Eleven reasons why lovely old jewelies are better than new. 1. Lower Price For Same Quality We all love a bargain. Have you compared the prices of vintage jewellery with new? Whilst rare antique jewellery can be much…

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Quick guide to Antique Vintage Datelines

I know all you lovers of Antique and Vintage jewellery are sometimes concerned about getting the genuine article when you but older jewellery on-line. Heres a guide to the different periods or Antique Vintage Datelines. Hopefully, this will help you to ensure that you know you are buying the jewellery of an age you want or at least know roughly how old…

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 tell someone its worth little….

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…