Selling Antiques online

Selling Antiques OnLine Write A Good Description.

Are you thinking of selling antiques online? Selling anywhere such as the new Talking Antiques shops, eBay, Etsy or even your own website? One of the skills you will need to learn is how to create good descriptions. As I have been selling antiques online for almost 20 years now...

Secrets Your Antique Jeweler Doesnt Tell You

Secrets Your Antique Jeweler Doesnt Tell You

A selection of insider tips that you won’t usually hear. Secrets Your Antique Jeweler Doesnt Tell You.  These are myth busters for antique and vintage jewellery. Feel free to pass them on. Older is not always best 9ct gold can be better than 18ct Size isn’t everything You can wear too...

What is a Precious Gemstone ?

Have you ever heard of a Precious Gemstone? Is it a precious diamond or a precious sapphire? If it’s not then what is it? A gemstone is a colourful and beautiful natural stone dug out of the ground which can be used in wearable jewellery. There are over 100 different...

Jewelry

The Victorian Brooch Collect and Wear

The Victorian Brooch is one of the antiques we come across regular today.  The range and variety of antique brooches worn in the 1800s was huge and many of these are still available to the collector or vintage enthusiast. We still see Victorian cameos, Mourning brooches, sentimental flower brooches, Scottish...

antiques basics

Antiques Basics 21 Beginners Tips

Are you interested in antiques? When you first start it can be so confusing. Here are 20 antiques basics which I hope will help Antiques Basics Antiques are 100 years old The legal definition is that a piece needs to be 100 years old to be called an antique. Less than...

vintage prom jewellery

Vintage Prom Jewellery 1950s Sparkles and Shines

Have you heard about a piece of jewellery described as a ” Prom necklace” or “Prom Bracelet”?Pieces of vintage prom jewellery are especially prized. Do you know that these are not a new fashion but that specialist prom jewellery has been about at least since the 1950s and probably before this?...

The Difference Between Cultured and Glass Pearls

The Difference Between Cultured and Glass Pearls

Do you have some pretty old pearls from the past? What is the difference between cultured and glass pearls?  Can you tell if they are real? Are they glass or plastic or have they been grown with a little help from man?  Looking at the pictures you just can’t tell...

Learn Antique and Vintage Brooches

Have you ever wanted to learn antique and vintage brooches?  They are without doubt available in a much wider range of shapes, patterns and colours that other jewellery piece.  It can be a statement, add a splash of colour, be a small point of interest or a bold statement. Have you noticed...

curb link chain

Guide to Curb Link Chains

Are you looking for a vintage chain? There are lots of different types and it can be confusing. Some are pretty but not very functional. Others simple and come in various widths and weights. Curb link chains are probably one of the easiest jewellery chains to wear. It has a...

Jewellery Eras

Jewellery Eras Georgian to 1970s

Here at AntiquesAvenue, I lovethe different jewellery eras from the  Georgian era through to the 1970s – covering around 200 years. During this time lots of changes took place in fashions, the materials available and the techniques used to make the jewellery. We can roughly divide the 200 years into several...