Denby Tiles

I am sure you have heard of Denby pottery but did you know they had a range of Denby tiles as well? This one I believe is from their Nursery ware range. From the back stamp it is from circa 1940s or 1950s. As you can see there is damage...

Collecting Cameo Jewellery

Not long ago the antique cameo jewellery was seen as out of date, old fashioned and something only worn by old Grannies. That was such a shame as it meant that many wonderful examples were hidden in jewellery boxes, out of sight just waiting for their time to come again. Nowadays they  are quite fashionable...

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...

Marcasite Jewellery Care and Storage

Every wondered about Marcasite Jewellery Care?   Marcasite jewellery lasts a long time if handled with care and cleaned and stored correctly. The stones can be fragile and they can easily become loose and fall out if not treated correctly. Keep them dry  so never put them into an ultrasonic machine or...

Emerald Jewellery

Earring to Eye

Earring to Eye   Ear-ring – the Global name used for ear jewellery. There are many different types including clip-on, pendant and stud. One of the most popularly worn pieces of jewellery today. Also spelt earring. Egg shape – pendants or charms in the shape of an egg. Very popular...

Brian Asquith

Ive just acquired a set of silver  jewellery by Brian Asquith. It is so stylish and typical of the time it was made (1977) that I decided to find out more. Can you imagine a trendy 70’s chick wearing this set? This was quite expensive at the time it was made just...

Sapphires – Septembers Birthstone

Welcome September. Those of you who have a birthday this month have ourselves a beautiful gemstone the sapphire. Septembers birthstone is a  precious gemstone which, along with its sister stone the Ruby is second only to Diamonds in hardness. This makes the stones particularly suitable for use in jewellery of...

Collecting Miracle Jewellery

Miracle Jewellery is one of the more collectable names in British costume jewellery. Made from the 1940s until the late 1900s, It is usually easily recognisable by its strong Scottish or Celtic styling. Also look for the maker’s name on the reverse. They made lots of brooches, pendants, bracelets and possible...

Stratton Compact

Collect Stratton Powder Compacts

Think of a Ladies Vintage Compact and one of the first names that pops into mind is Stratton. A British company who originally made knitting needles they diversified into compact in the 1920s. At first they were importing parts from the USA and the compacts were quite small just a couple...

Dermantoid to Dress Set

Dermantoid to Dress Set

  Dermantiod The green for of garnet often more desirable and valuable than the red form. These can vary in colour from deep green to pale olive green. Designer Designer jewellery will normally have the designer name stamped on it. Where the jewellery is from a sought after designer it...