Antique Garnet Jewellery , is it Real?

Antique Garnet Jewellery Antique garnet jewellery is very collectable today but can you tell the difference between the antique and the newer brooch. I’ve just put two lovely garnet brooches onto the website today which on first glance look very much the same but detailed examination reveals a lot of differences. One of the brooches…

antique gold jewellery

Antique Gold Jewellery Care

Antique Gold Jewellery Care Antique Gold Jewellery is quite tough and its care quite easy compared to many other jewellery materials.  But before you jump in dunking your precious gold into jewellery dip or giving it 10 minutes in  an ultrasonic machine there are a few things to consider: Is it antique gold? Now antique…

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Find Georgian Jewellery Nowadays

Find Georgian Jewellery Nowadays The Georgian era started in 1714 with the accession of George I to the British throne and lasts until the end of the regency in 1830. When looking at Georgian jewellery we normally also include the reign of William IV as this takes us up to the start of Queen Victoria’s  reign…

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Learn About Acrostic Jewellery

About Acrostic Jewellery The Victorians were great romantics but often their romances were forbidden. Maybe a disapproving father wanted more for his daughter or there was a romance between a servant and her master. They sound ways to express their love but to keep it secret at the same time one way was with acrostic Jewellery….

Abalone Shell Blue Green Beauty

Abalone Shell The abalone shell has been prized since ancient times for its decorative qualities. Water tumbled pieces can be found naturally smooth and beautiful, these could have been made into pendants, charms and amulets without todays sophisticated tools. No wonder people like the Apache Indians used it in their jewellery. It is a widespread…

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Art Deco Sulphides in Jewellery

Art Deco Sulphides in Jewellery Have you ever seen pretty cameo type figures set into paperweights or under glass in vintage jewellery? These are white or a silvery white in colour and depict all sorts of things including classical figures a bunch of flowers, a dog , cherub or angel .These white cameos in glass…