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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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Jewelry Shops in Beverley
I am often asked about whether buying antique jewelry is a good investment, and if it is what sort of pieces should one be looking for. And my answer is always pretty much the same, ‘yes normally antique jewelry is a good investment, but that should not be the main reason for buying an older...
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Dress-Ring
The craftsmanship found in the imaginative arrangement of precious stones, metals, and natural materials, found in antique jewelry has had a universal appeal since earliest times. Antique jewelry has been worn for many reasons apart from just enhancing natural beauty. It has been worn as status symbols, as religious talismans, for memorial of loved ones,...
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Dress-Ring
Art deco jewelry was born in the roaring 20s when social change for women was reflected in women’s style with short hair and dresses adorned with jewelry inspired by many cultures’ art. Geometric shapes, intricate designs, and other complex patterns were surrounded by encrusted diamonds for decadent jewelry representing the rebellion of women during the...
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Antique Engagement Ring Chicago
One of the most anticipated moments for a soon to be bride is the time-bending few seconds it takes between “will you marry me?” and the opening of the ring box. But do you know your Georgian jewelry from retro, diamond cuts and stone quality? While it may seem hard to get the perfect piece...
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Dress-Ring
During the second world war, there was an obvious reduction in the making of antique jewelry, the war was very expensive, and much of the precious metals needed for making antique jewelry was heavily taxed. But as the war came to an end in 1945; gone were the wartime privations, and the years of somber...
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Dress-Ring-2
Antique, Vintage & Period Jewelry is very often hand made by craftsmen, and has been designed to stand the test of time, and to last, which when compared to most modern jewelry which is so often mass produced seems only to last only for the fashion cycle that the jewelry was manufactured in. Having said...
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Diamond Flower Brooch Chicago
As I have said in previous blogs, to the Europeans, antique jewelry is considered to be pieces that are over 100 years old. Other pieces would be described as Period Jewelry such as Edwardian, Art deco and Retro Jewelry. Also as I have said previously many Americans lump this altogether with secondhand pieces, and call...
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American Antique Jewelry
When it comes to antique jewelry, in real terms USA is a very young country, and does not have the long history of most of Europe. And many parts of Europe do not have the ancientness of many parts of the East. When America was first colonized, making fine pieces of ‘antique’ jewelry was not...
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