Category Archives: Antique Jewellery

Burma: What Does It Mean for Gems?

Burma (Also Known as Myanmar) Burma, it’s a name that evokes images of great treasures to anyone who knows about gemstones. Now known as Myanmar, the country is still referred to as Burma by many people. The country of Burma … Continue reading

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Selling your Jewels at Auction

Selling at Auction is a Simple Affair Are you thinking of selling your jewels? Is it time to find a new home for your precious things? There are lots of reasons for looking for ways of selling: “I’m selling my beautiful … Continue reading

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Castellani and Giuliano

Castellani and Giuliano The nineteenth Century is a time of change. Industry creates a growing middle class. Archaeology is invented, and all around the Mediterranean, sites reveal beautiful decorative items of the ancient world. Artifacts of ancient Greece, Egypt, and … Continue reading

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Antique Jewels: 19th Century

ANTIQUE JEWELS: VICTORIAN Antique jewels have a story. Sometimes we aren’t told what the story is. We can, however, discover the tale by reading the secrets of the jewel. History is a moment in time. In antique jewels, these moments … Continue reading

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Egyptian influences

 Egyptian Influences Did you know that the world has been fascinated with the world of ancient Egypt since it was not ancient? Every time someone uncovers a tomb or grave in ancient Egypt, we see Egyptian influences flowing in to … Continue reading

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Did You Know? Royal Provenance

Royal Provenance This antique brooch, Circa 1850, is accompanied by a notarized letter indicating that it is from the estate of His Imperial Highness, Archduke of Austria, Luis Salvador of Habsburg-Lorraine and Borbon. Royal Provenance makes everything more interesting. It … Continue reading

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Auctions Simplified

AUCTIONS Bidding at an auction, or even attending an auction, is an adventure that’s entertaining and fun. Some people wonder if going to an auction might see them leaving with treasures they didn’t mean to buy. The idea of bidding … Continue reading

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Tiaras and crowns

Tiara: A Jeweller’s Crowning Achievement Once in a rare while, a tiara becomes available to the auction bidder. Tiaras are the essence of elegance, and always turn a gathering into an event. They convert a dance into a ball, the … Continue reading

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Jewels tell stories

 Jewels tell stories, sometimes publicly, and sometimes secretly All jewels tell stories. An engagement ring carries the story of love. A wedding ring carries the story of something never-ending within its unbroken circle. An eternity ring emphasizes that unending circle of … Continue reading

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Natural Pearls, rare beauties of the natural world, and how we identify them

Natural pearls are a very rare thing. They have grown by accident, and are the product of incredible good fortune. Once upon a time people would dive, time after time, into the ocean, searching for the one elusive “oyster” that … Continue reading

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