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What Age is my Old Charm Bracelet ?

Old  Charm Bracelet Do you own an old charm bracelet and have you ever wondered exactly how old it is?  I’m talking about the older type of charm bracelet where the attachments hang via an O-ring, not the modern sort where the chain goes through the charm itself. Of course,...

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How to Buy Vintage Gold Jewellery

How to Buy Vintage Gold Jewellery Do you fancy a piece of antique or vintage gold jewellery? Perhaps a lovely antique brooch or a ring? It’s not quite the same as nipping down to your high street jewellers and buying new. You need a little knowledge or at least have...

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Amber Jewellery Care

Amber Jewellery Care The price of amber jewellery has gone through the roof in recent years and it is now very collectable. Have you some nice amber pieces? Then you will want to know how to look after them.  Amber Jewellery Care Firstly, Take a look at the material the amber...

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Aurora Borealis Jewellery with a Rainbow

Have you seen Aurora Borealis jewellery? It shines with all the colours of the rainbow or the Northern Lights it is named after. Aurora Borealis stones are really beautiful. They make up some of the loveliest pieces of vintage costume jewellery available. The Aurora Borealis ( or AB for short)...

Georgian Lace Pins

About Georgian Lace Pins

About Georgian Lace Pins Ive found an area of collecting which allows you to buy genuine antiques, over 200 years old at under a £100 each. There is a huge variety available in the decoration and gemstones and are they are wearable too. Georgian lace pins are much undervalued in...

The April Birthstone Diamonds

April Birthstone Diamonds Lucky, Lucky people – those who were born in April. They have the bright sparkling diamond as their birthstone. Here I’m taking a look at the April Birthstone Diamonds. The diamond also covers the star signs Aries and Taurus. Everyone loves diamonds, I’ve never met any lady who wouldn’t welcome one...

Hair to Hyacinth

  Hair. Hair is not popular in jewellery these days except perhaps a snip inside a locket. Back in the Georgian and Victorian eras hair jewellery was very common in fact there was an entire industry built up around it . There is both hair inside lockets and also pieces...

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So You Want To Be An Antiques Dealer ?

So You Want To Be An Antiques Dealer ? Let me tell you what its really like . Ive bought and sold various antiques for the past 40 years. 20 years as a full time Antiques Dealer and Ive lived to tell the tale. People are interested in the life of a dealer...

11 Reasons Why Vintage Gems are Better Than New

Better than New As regular readers know I have a passion for antique and vintage jewellery. Heres why. Eleven reasons why lovely old jewelies are better than new. 1. Lower Price For Same Quality We all love a bargain. Have you compared the prices of vintage jewellery with new? Whilst rare...

Spinels The Forgotten Gemstone

I’ve added the latest jewellery to the shop today and amongst the pieces was a particularly fine spinel eternity ring. This prompted me to write about spinels. These are gems which are quite underrated these days especially when it comes to the sparkling crystal clear version of the stone. It...