How to use an Ultrasonic Jewellery Cleaner

One of the questions I am most often asked is about how to clean a piece of vintage jewellery. The answer always depends on the materials in the jewellery as different types require different care.  One of the most useful ways of cleaning vintage silver jewellery is to use an ultrasonic jewellery cleaner however it…

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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…

Understand Egyptian Revival Jewellery

Have you ever seen antique or vintage jewellery with Egyptian motifs on it? If so there is a reasonable chance that it is Egyptian Revival Jewellery dating from one of the revivals. Egyptian Revival Jewellery Egyptian revivals were the times when all things Egyptian came into fashion. The first main one took place in circa…

Mabe Pearl to Mythology

Mabe Pearl to Mythology. Part M of the Vintage Jewellery A-Z Mabe Pearl A pearl formed as a blister in the shell giving a semi circular appearance. These are more suitable for earrings and brooches than for necklace. Malachite A hardstone which is made up of deep green and light green in bands. It is popular as…

Cheaper Vintage Engagement Rings

Cheaper Vintage Engagement Rings Reading an article on one of the top diamond engagement ring websites, I got quite annoyed when I read that we should question the quality of any diamond ring under £1000. What! They seriously can’t have looked at vintage diamond rings, the quality is often superb. At under a few hundred pounds…

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Antique Agate Jewellery

Antique Agate Jewellery Back in 2010 I made a video for YouTube on antique agate jewellery . Looking at it again today I have just realised how popular agate jewellery is.  Wow, The video has over 7000 hits! There are loads of you who like antique agate jewellery.  About Agate Agate jewellery is a hard stone also…