Category Archives: Victorian

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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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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