Palladium to Pyrite

Palladium to Pyrite All things vintage jewellery related starting with the letter P – part of AntiqueAvenue’s  A-Z Palladium One of the Platinum metals , see below Parure Several pieces of matching jewellery created to be worn together. This could be necklace, brooch, earrings, bracelet which is a full Paure...

Obsidian to Opal

Obsidian to Opal   Part O of the vintage jewellery A-Z Obsidian A dark black hard glass like material which has been formed in a volcano. It is sometimes seen in Mexican jewellery as it is found in that country amongst others. Obsidian can be shaped and carved before being...

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Nacre to Nuvo

 Nacre to Nuvo. Part N of the Vintage Jewellery A-Z   Nacre The pretty part of a pearl, the substance laid down by the oyster which makes pearls pretty and lines the inside of shells. Name Name jewellery has been popular at various times in history particularly at the end of the...

Enamel Jewellery Bright and Permanent Colour

If you take a look around AntiquesAvenue you will always see plenty of pieces of vintage enamel jewellery and now there are special collections dedicated especially to it. Just take a look at these enamel brooches for example. I love how the bright colours shine out from the jewellery and I’m not the...

Victorian Aesthetic Jewellery

Have you heard of the Victorian aesthetic Jewellery? Do you like it or know what makes up that trend? Learning about the styles and when they were in fashion helps us a lot with understanding our of Victorian jewellery and helps us place them at the date they were made....

Antique Black Jewellery for World Goth Day

Apparently, it’s World Goth Day today. I thought it would be great to celebrate by sharing my vintage and antique black jewellery and mourning jewellery too. Pieces that Goths would love to wear. Antique Black Jewellery Pieces I would especially think are suitable are Whitby and French Jet. Whitby jet is...

How to use an Ultrasonic Jewellery Cleaner

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...

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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...

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...

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...