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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...

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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...

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...

Sulphides in jewellery

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...

Flatter Longer Fingers

Flatter Longer Fingers with a Princess Cut

A few days ago I was chatting about how a marquise shaped ring can make short fingers look long and elegant. The marquise shape is for ladies like me with short stubby fingers. But what about those lucky ladies who have long fingers already and want a ring or stone...

Elegant Fingers

Elegant Fingers with the Marquise Shape

Elegant fingers with the Marquise shape Have you ever wished your fingers looked longer and more elegant? I know have. We see lovely long fingers modelling vintage rings and look at them enviously. Did you know that there is a shape of ring and gemstone that can help give the illusion that...

Cleaning Vintage Silver Jewellery

Cleaning Vintage Silver Jewellery. Your Vintage Silver Jewellery will last not just your lifetime but for many lifetimes to come if you look after it well. In the past, I’ve written about cleaning it quickly using tin foil and bicarb. Many find this a bit daunting so here are some alternatives...

Different Types of Victorian Brooch

Types of Victorian Brooch Looking at the different types of Victorian Brooch. Just like today, the brooch was one of the most popular pieces of jewellery during the Victorian era. There were lots of different types of brooch worn in the 1800s. The range was huge and many of these...

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Illusion to Ivory

  Illusion: An Illusion setting is when the surrounding of a gemstone is made so that it reflects the gemstone and makes it look bigger. Imitation: When one material is made specifically to look like another. For example, a paste stone or a clear diamante might imitate a diamond. Imperial...