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Tompion Banger: A rare antique pocket watch

Way back, in the mid 1700s, there was a person who needed to be on time for appointments. The name D. L. Darcy is engraved, just above the date 1762 on the case back of this rare and fine timepiece. … Continue reading

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The Case for Unique Jewels

When we receive an important jewel, we think of it in an important box. The joy of seeing the telltale blue of Tiffany (Pantone colour 1837, the year that Tiffany was founded), the frisson of pleasure on unwrapping the distinctive … Continue reading

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A Fan Of Diamonds

Who isn’t a fan of diamonds? After seeing this extraordinary jewel, it would be difficult not to be a fan. Created by artist Derek Olson, this functioning fan is an extraordinary work of art. Olson is a creative artist, a … Continue reading

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ABC of Jewellers

ABC of Jewellers Here we present an ABC of jewellers whose work has been offered at auction at Dupuis: Around the world and around the alphabet, Dupuis Fine Jewellery Auctioneers has offered jewels to bidders from East to West, and … Continue reading

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Diamond Carat Weight: Large is Rare

Diamonds By The Carat: Large Is Rare We weigh diamonds in carats. A carat is a metric measurement of 200 milligrams. That means 5 carats equals a gram. Most people will never own a gram of diamonds. While a large diamond … 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? Tanzanite is a one source gem

Tanzanite: A One Source Gem   Did you know, Tanzanite is a one source gem?  This remarkable blue to purple blue gem comes from one place in the world. The gem is mined in Arusha, near Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania. … 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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Award Winning Jewels

JEWELLERY DESIGN Jewels are small works of art. Each is designed and planned by an artist who has the ideas to create a small wearable artwork. Jewellery design competitions are a place for artists to shine. The designer uses precious … Continue reading

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