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Period and Antique Collections Chicago
Beverley and Stephen Forward bring a special touch to their period and antique collections at their Beverley R boutique.  “Antique jewelry has a soul,” says Beverley Forward, explaining the passion for antique and period jewelry that she shares with Stephen Forward, her British-born husband and business partner in Beverley R Ltd., their boutique located on...
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Antique & Vintage Brooches Chicago
Antique brooches or pins as they are more commonly called in the US. have changed greatly in design over the ages, and this has been mainly dictated by the changes styles and fashions of clothes during the different antique periods. I say mainly, because there have been other factors, such as the discovery of an...
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Antique Cameo & Intaglio Jewelry
The difference between these two items of antique jewelry, even though they both involve the carving of the gemstone is that antique cameos are carvings in which the design stands out in relief from its background, where as an intaglio is a gem in which the design is carved into the surface of the stone....
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Antique Dealers in Chicago
There is a saying in the modern day marketing industry: ‘Sex Sells’ and this was just as true back in the Georgian and Victorian periods, very often depicted in antique intaglio and cameo rings. However the antique jewelry erotica was much more tastefully done than a lot of the ‘sex’ marketing of today. Annette Curtis,...
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Antique Engagement Rings Chicago
As a refresher, I would like to go through the different periods of Antique Jewelry, with pictures of the different styles, which can be found at Beverley R Antique Jewelry here in Chicago. 1/ Victorian cluster ring with a Cushion cut diamond center, and old mine cut diamond surround, circa 1880. Georgian Jewelry. from 1800-1835 This...
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Antique Engagement Ring Chicago
You’re ready to take your relationship to the next step and pop the big question. Engagement is a major decision. So, you can’t buy just any ring for the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. You want to get your soon-to-be life partner a ring that you both can be...
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Antique Dealers in Chicago
Whether you are ready to take your relationship to the next level or shopping for antique diamond earrings for yourself, you want to make the right decision when buying diamonds. You want to select a diamond that reflects who you are. You want to buy something your partner will love from the moment they first...
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Antique Jewelry of the 19th Century
The 1800’s is an era which stretched from Napoleonic neoclassicism to late Victorian mechanization, and the 19th century can be broken into four distinct phases, embracing the spectrum of antique jewelry design in a century of both creative and restless change. 1800 – 1837: Most jewelers would describe this as the late Georgian period jewelry,...
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Vintage Earrings Chicago
Traditionally with ladies antique and vintage jewelry it was worn either around the neck, on the ears and then around the wrist or on the fingers; unlike contemporary jewelry which can also be found in the tongue through the nose and navel, and other more intimate places. Of all the pieces of antique jewelry, a...
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Art Deco Jewelry Chicago
It has always interested me with antique jewelry that one can mention a period, and to different people a particular style or design comes to mind. Very often if I say Victorian Jewelry, the image that comes to most peoples mind is the heavier more ornate pieces of jewelry, whereas in point of fact with...
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