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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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After the end of the First World War, there was a sense of restlessness, it was a time of change both in Europe and America. This change manifested itself in new and daring artistic forms and shapes, which were the complete antipathy to the established formulae of the past. Also this was a time of...
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In the magazine The Illustrated London News a report on Edwardian London, described British Nobility in a very unflattering way, as they took their opulent way of life too much for granted: their rank, wealth and privileges, seemed as natural to them as green leaves on the trees. It was also noted that nobody missed...
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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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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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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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