Antique Jewelry Blog

A Sunny Afternoon on the California Coast with Royce Rumsey

October 13, 2016

Vintage Aquamarine Ring

On a recent sunny afternoon, we made a trip to historic Crystal Cove on the California coast, along with vintage car photographer Royce Rumsey and model Justine Wheeler. We came away with a deep appreciation for the beauty of Crystal Cove and how this vintage setting is an ideal place for enjoying the inspired magic of vintage jewelry. Read More »

Art Deco Engagement Rings Like Pippa Middleton’s

August 27, 2016

 Art Deco Antique Diamond Engagement Ring

Brides-to-be are flocking to Art Deco-inspired engagement rings after seeing Pippa Middleton’s. Discover the exciting vintage jewelry details that are so alluring. Read More »

Arts and Crafts Jewelry Era

December 21, 2015

 Arts and Crafts Pin

The Arts and Crafts jewelry period has a short but important influence on antique jewelry. Want to learn more about its place in jewelry history? Read More »

Old Style Diamond Cuts

December 12, 2015

 Old European Cut Diamond

Buying an antique diamond engagement ring is a rewarding experience and sometimes a confusing one. You may fall in love with a ring's age, history and provenance only to encounter terms associated with it that are unfamiliar to you. A lot has changed over the years. Even the diamonds that were used in jewelry during the antique eras were often different than they are today. Following is a primer of some of the old style diamond cuts you are likely to encounter when shopping for an antique engagement ring. Read More »

Novel Ways to Wear Pearls this Autumn

November 24, 2015

Vintage Pearls

As the autumn season settles in and holiday gift giving approaches, Topazery wants jewelry lovers to think outside of the box when it comes to wearing vintage pearls. The antique jewelry boutique turns to the pages of "Vogue" magazine for inspiration. Read More »

FACET Diamond Ethics

November 12, 2015

Antique Diamond Engagement Ring

You love diamonds, but how do you reconcile this jewelry passion with your interest in bettering mankind? "Time" magazine recently addressed this ethical dilemma with a checklist for how to "ensure that your money is more likely to help miners on the ground ... than it is to hurt them." Discover what antique and vintage diamond rings have to do with it. Read More »

Esperanza Diamond Being Cut into Triolette

November 05, 2015

 Esperanza Diamond

The recent headline-making Esperanza diamond is going on the auction block. Before it does, it's being cut into a rare shape, and appraiser Neil Beaty is one of the key players involved in making all of this magic happen. Read More »

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