Diamond Care

Diamond Care, All Sparkling and Bright

I noticed my best diamond rings are not as bright as they once were. Time for a bit of TLC I think. Diamonds are tough but do you know how to care for them? How do you ensure that they stay at their sparkling and bright their best for years to...

Know Your British Silver Standards

Know Your British Silver Standards

Silver is one of the precious metals used for making jewellery. Did you know that there are several British silver standards? When you are looking at vintage jewellery its really useful to be able to tell the different types. These standards are controlled by the British Hallmarking Council . Silver is...

Lapis jewellery

Wedding Anniversary Jewellery

Know someone with a wedding anniversary coming up soon? Vintage wedding anniversary Jewellery is a popular Gift and there are pieces suitable to nearly every occasion. Some of these are not the same as the title of the anniversary but they are great fits for your special day. Wedding Anniversary...

Turquoise Jewellery

Birthstones Gems For Your Birthdate

Birthstones Jewellery from the past is a popular gift, there is such a wide range of prices, styles and designs it is sometimes difficult to know which piece to buy. When giving jewellery for Birthdays the choice is made easier for us as each Month and Zodiac sign has its own gemstone. ...

Glass Paperweights Resources List

Beautiful glass paperweights with their jewel-like qualities are amongst the most popular collectables. These can be from the antique through to the craftsman paperweights of today. This list of glass paperweights resources is for the novice and experienced collector alike. It is a gathering of the best available on the...

hair in locket

Keepsakes and Mementos Top 15

Lockets are a very personal and romantic piece of jewellery often used to hold keepsakes and mementos. They are usually bought either as a gift by a loved one or as somewhere to keep a reminder of a loved one close. What I have noticed is that people prefer to buy...

Kyanite Earrings

Wearable Vintage Jewellery for Every Day

I had a conversation with a customer today about the wearable vintage jewellery which got me thinking. Which vintage jewellery can I wear every day?  Some pieces lend themselves to everyday dress whilst others are much more for high glamour occasions.  Here’s my guide to the most wearable pieces of vintage jewellery....

Pearl Jewellery

What sort of Pearl Jewellery do I have ?

Today Ive been looking at my pearls. I love the soft colour of these and the way they flatter our skin so nicely. Is there any pearl jewellery  in your jewellery box? Do you wonder what kind  they are? There are quite a few different types of pearls used in jewellery and...

Gallery to Gypsy

A- Z, Gallery to Gypsy Gallery As in the decorative pierced setting around the edge of a ring, it will have the claws of the stone setting at the top Garnet We normally see red garnet gemstones which are a deep blood red in colour.  These were popular when set...

What is my brooches age ?

What is my brooches age? Are you wondering how old Grannies vintage brooches really are? She may have cherished them for lifetime perhaps passed down  from her Grandmother mother . Or maybe she bought them new  in the last few years but How can you tell? Here are a few clues which may...