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...

Mizpah Jewellery for Parted Lovers

I love victorian brooches and often come across sentimental pieces from the Victorian and Edwardian eras. They are so very pretty and I imagine the original owners and those who gave them. Some types were particularly popular such as those with Mizpah written on them. Mizpah jewellery was given between parted lovers...

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Write for this Blog

Take a look around this blog, you will see its all about collectables, antiques and all things old and interesting. Its gradually building into a great free reference site for those who love all things old and interesting. You can write for this blog too. Do you have an antiques or collectables...

Quick Guide to Stick Pins, Tie Pins and Lapel Pins

Quick Guide to Stick Pins Stick Pins, Tie Pins, Lapel Pins, what are they and how do they work?  Here is your Quick Guide to Stick Pins. This is a little piece of jewellery from the past, something traditionally worn by a gentleman and occasionally still being seen at formal...

Crystal Set Vintage Charms

Crystal Set Vintage Charms

Crystal set vintage charms are amongst my favourites as they add lots of fun and colour to your charm bracelet. Most of these are mounted in silver but occasionally you find a solid gold one too. They all date from the 1960s or 1970s. Add a single one to your...