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...

Victorian Aesthetic

Quick guide to Antique Vintage Datelines

I know all you lovers of Antique and Vintage jewellery are sometimes concerned about getting the genuine article when you but older jewellery on-line. Heres a guide to the different periods or Antique Vintage Datelines. Hopefully, this will help you to ensure that you know you are buying the jewellery of an age you want or...

Value antique and vintage jewellery

Value Antique and Vintage Jewellery

One thing everyone wants to know about their antique and vintage jewellery is : What’s it worth? The one question I always get asked and try not to answer for people is: Can you value antique and vintage jewellery? The reason I don’t like valuing is what occurs when you...

vintage Gemstone Ring

Easy Guide to Gemstone Ring Parts

Do you love looking at rings and would like to know more? Today Im looking at the most common type of ring we see the Vintage Gemstone Ring and Gemstone Ring Parts. These facts below apply to any rings set with stones except eternity and signet rings and does include engagement rings, dress...

vintage necklace

Collecting Vintage Jewellery

Collecting Vintage Jewellery Old Jewellery is a special type of collectable, you can wear it as well as admire it and it is always stylish. Antique and vintage jewellery has many things in common with other antiques and collectables which make these pieces more desirable than new. Lets look at the reasons for...

Amulet or Charm

Amulets And Charms, Whats The Difference ?

I sold a lovely old rock crystal pendant today to a lady who wanted to wear it as an amulet. This got me thinking about amulets what are they? How do we use them? What is the difference between them and charms? The Difference Between and Charm and an Amulet...

vintage flower brooch

Perfect Mothers Day Gift Suggestions

Perfect Mothers Day Gift Suggestions Still searching for the perfect Mothers Day gift?  Does Mum love vintage? Taking time to search out the perfect vintage gift shows just how much you care. More love and thought have gone into buying it than just picking something up in the shops.  I...