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Alexandrite - Junes Birthstone

Alexandrite - Junes Birthstone

June 14, 2017

This magical chameleon-like gemstone is one of the world’s rarest gems due to scarcity.

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Memorial Day Sale

Memorial Day Sale

May 23, 2017

In late May 1776, humble Betsy Ross was a struggling widow and the owner of her own upholstery business...

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History of Antique Diamond Cuts

History of Antique Diamond Cuts

May 20, 2017 1 Comment

Part of my fascination with antique jewels involves my amazement at the craftsmanship achieved without the use of electricity and power tools...

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Three Types of Jewelry Appraisals

Three Types of Jewelry Appraisals

March 27, 2017

Did you know that there are different types of jewelry appraisals that can be done for your valuable pieces of jewelry?......

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Jewelry Terms:  Antique, Vintage and Estate

Jewelry Terms: Antique, Vintage and Estate

March 15, 2017

It’s easy to become confused about how the jewelry terms; Antique, Vintage or Estate are applied to jewelry pieces you may come across when shopping...

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The Surprising History of Engagement Rings

The Surprising History of Engagement Rings

March 01, 2017

What is one of the worlds most recognized symbols of love?.....

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Let’s Go! Jewelry Field Trip - V&A Museum, London

Let’s Go! Jewelry Field Trip - V&A Museum, London

November 10, 2016 1 Comment

On our recent trip to London, high on my list of priorities was a visit to the William and Judith Bollinger Jewelry Gallery at the Victoria & Albert Museum....

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The Hidden Language of Victorian Jewelry

The Hidden Language of Victorian Jewelry

August 20, 2016 1 Comment

What’s your jewelry trying to say to you?  Vintage and antique jewelry can have a special language all its own...

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What the heck is a Girandole?

What the heck is a Girandole?

August 08, 2016 1 Comment

A Girandole (pronounced “jeer-an-dole”) was the most popular form of an earring during the 18th century...

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Peridot - Augusts Birthstone

Peridot - Augusts Birthstone

August 02, 2016 1 Comment

The beautiful glowing gemstone, Peridot, is perfectly suited to represent the summer month of August as its natural color range reminds one of a freshly cut lawn on a summer day...

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Top 10 Jewelry Pieces Every Woman Should Have in her Jewelry Box

Top 10 Jewelry Pieces Every Woman Should Have in her Jewelry Box

June 13, 2016

How do you build the perfect jewelry wardrobe?   The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has created a guide to help those of us looking to add classic, forever pieces to build a jewelry collection to last us a lifetime... 

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Jewelry Boxes thru History

Jewelry Boxes thru History

June 10, 2016

One of my favorite periods of history is the 18th century, AKA the Georgian era.  A time of beautiful jewelry for sure, but also a time when only the ruling class in society could afford to have them...

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