Glass Paperweights Resources List

Beautiful glass paperweights with their jewel-like qualities are amongst the most popular collectables. These can be from the antique through to the craftsman paperweights of today. This list of glass paperweights resources is for the novice and experienced collector alike. It is a gathering of the best available on the internet. Intended to help you…

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…

Gallery to Gypsy

A- Z, Gallery to Gypsy Gallery As in the decorative pierced setting around the edge of a ring, it will have the claws of the stone setting at the top Garnet We normally see red garnet gemstones which are a deep blood red in colour.  These were popular when set in various sizes and shapes…

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….