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At one time for the collector who wanted to purchase Antique Jewelry the place to go was the United Kingdom, over anywhere else in Europe. The reason the UK had so much early Vintage Jewelry was because if you go back in history we have both the French and later the Russian revolutions, where the...
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The popularity of antique snake jewelry started in the Georgian and Edwardian periods. In the Victorian period, Prince Albert proposed a serpent engagement ring to Queen Victoria. This sparked newfound and widespread popularity for snake jewelry that continues today. Here are some fascinating things to know about antique snake jewelry and its long history. Queen Victoria Wore...
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It was not that long ago we had the Oscar awards shortly followed by the Grammy’s and of course all that one thinks about at present is the infamous slap by Will Smith on Kid Rock, but if one goes back to the early years, the awards were just as much about the fashion and...
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When one thinks of antique Art Deco jewelry, one firstly thinks of Platinum and Diamonds. In the early 1900’s as Americans grew more wealthy, diamond jewelry again became very popular; and with the resolution of the political situation in S. Africa, then the biggest producer of diamonds, an all diamond style – whiter than ever...
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Love Tokens February the 14th throughout the world is known as Valentine’s day, and before mentioning about the different antique jewelry pieces that were used as Valentine’s Day gifts; I would just like to look at the history of how Valentines day came about. No one is quite sure as to who St. Valentine was,...
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If you are deciding to buy antique jewelry pieces as gifts over the holiday period, here are some general guidelines for the buyer. For any purchase it is always good to do your ‘homework’ and ‘due diligence’, as the general rule of ‘Caveat Emptor’ buyer beware still applies today as much as it ever did....
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During the first part of the 1940’s the outbreak of war slowed down the production of the vintage jewelry industry in Europe. Precious metals became very rare, platinum was almost unobtainable, and gold was very scarce. The French ‘Banque de France’ forbade the sale of all precious metals, and those who wished to commission a piece...
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With the start of the Edwardian jewelry period the Twentieth Century, did not bring with it the expected changes and innovations in social, political and artistic life that many people of this antique period had anticipated. The influence of the Nineteenth Century stretched right the way through for over a decade; and it was not...
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Until very recently Queen Victoria was the longest reigning Monarch, for a period over sixty years. For fashion and antique jewelry most historians brake down her reign into three periods, which all contained their own very distinctive style. Here we are going to look at the middle period dating from 1860 -1880. Garnet & Diamond...
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When Beverley R Jewelry first came into being over thirty years ago the Art Deco period would never have been described as antique jewelry. But as the Art Deco period started in 1920 over one hundred years ago this first part of the period can now be described as antique jewelry.     1/ Platinum...
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