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Until the present Queen of England, Elizabeth, Queen Victoria had been the longest-reigning monarch. In fact, many believed that she was indestructible. And her death in 1901 was like the unexpected dissolution of a great institution. There was widespread grief at her passing, and a reporter wrote: Nobody who has not seen it, can imagine...
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valentines day jewelry
February the 14th, Valentines Day, a time when we think of giving those we love a gift. In this modern age men normally give to their wives or girlfriends, chocolates, roses or a bottle of champagne. But it is also a romantic time for couples to think about getting engaged. This was also true back...
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In Poland many years ago, a tradition grew up designating particular gems as lucky for people born in each month of the year. The belief probably evolved from the spiritual philosophies of the Jewish wanderers who found asylum in Poland, and the Poles absorbed much of these teachings into their culture. This also was noticed...
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jewelry for christmas
The Christmas period, the Jewish Hanuka, and other celebrations seem to come around the December period. This is a time of giving gifts to business associates, suppliers, and work staff to say thank you for their service and efforts throughout the year. But it is also a time to give to our nearest and dearest,...
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The Art Deco period, for most antique jewelry dealers goes from Circa. 1920 thru to 1935, though some would say it also included the early 1940’s. However even within the Art Deco period it can be further broken down as far as styles are concerned into Art Deco Jewelry from the 1920’s, and then Art...
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Antique Earrings
It has been said that after a ladies engagement ring, earrings are probably the most important piece of Jewelry a woman can purchase, as it frames her face. When you meet someone, or speak to someone, the first thing they will probably notice as they talk to you is your earrings.   There is indeed...
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Platinum and Gem set rings from the 193040 era
The Covid 19 Pandemic has had a negative effect on many businesses, with lock downs, social distancing and a limit on the number of customers you can have in any Vintage/Estate Jewelry establishment. At Beverley R Antique Jewelry here in Chicago we are operating a ‘By Appointment Only’ operation to keep our clientele safe, and...
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In real and historical terms America is still a young country, and like any young country antique jewelry designs and its making were not considered priorities in the formative years. In the major cities in the US it was starting to become popular in the very late 1800’s, but for the rest of the country...
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Rings of significance and rings for show. They have adorned the fingers of Royalty and the Aristocracy, and ordinary people. Infinitely precious yet unobtrusive, personal and enigmatic, estate rings speak to us in a language that defies time.   Vintage rings are unique among personal adornments; no other piece of antique jewelry carries such a...
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Antique Estate Jewelry
For the purist, antique jewelry has to be over a hundred years old to be regarded as a true antique piece. When I first started in the antique jewelry business over 30 years ago. Art Deco Jewelry from the 1920′ and 30’s would have been regarded as Estate or Vintage jewelry, now however in the...
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