Jewelry Terms:  Antique, Vintage and Estate

Jewelry Terms: Antique, Vintage and Estate

by Joy Jones

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

by Joy Jones

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

by Joy Jones

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

by Joy Jones

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?

by Joy Jones

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

by Joy Jones

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

by Joy Jones

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

by Joy Jones

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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Top 5 Tips You Need To Know About Before Shopping For Antique & Vintage Jewelry

Top 5 Tips You Need To Know About Before Shopping For Antique & Vintage Jewelry

by Joy Jones

I can’t even begin to count the many reason I love vintage and antique jewelry!  And there are many of you out there like me who are hunting for treasure...

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It's Almost Time!

It's Almost Time!

by Joy Jones

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