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“En Tremblent” Antique Pin

In spite of all the prim and proper societal rules imposed upon them, even Victorian women craved a touch of feminine seduction in their jewelry pieces. Discover how en tremblent antique pins like this one allowed them to subtly achieve … Continue reading

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Diamond and Gemstone Trend: Color, Color Everywhere

When it comes to jewelry stones, diamonds and gemstones are sharing the industry’s newest and biggest trend. Colored diamonds and gemstones are not only popping up all over jewelry shows and jewelry auctions; they’re also fetching record prices. Diamonds are … Continue reading

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Victorian Swag and Floral Antique Necklace

Discover the connections our Victorian swag and floral antique necklace shares with recent 2012 Kentucky Derby winner, I’ll Have Another. Horseshoes, like the one you’ll find peeking out of this necklace’s floral swag, have long been a symbol of good … Continue reading

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Carnelian Cameo Antique Ring

The spirit of an ancient warrior will protect you with this carnelian cameo antique ring. Learn why the ancient Egyptians deemed the gemstones in it so valuable that they painstakingly hid them where they wouldn’t be found for millennia. Archaeologists … Continue reading

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Jacques Roisen, A Diamond Legend

Late last month, the diamond world lost one of its truest legends. On May 26th, 2012, Jacques Roisen passed away at the age of 91 in New York. Roisen’s contributions to the diamond industry read like a genuine who’s who, … Continue reading

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Gemstones—What’s Their Story?

That gemstone jewelry piece you have just added to your collection will go on to hold many stories … about your life, your loves, your joys and sorrows—all the things that make you a unique human being. And while you … Continue reading

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Vintage and Antique Engagement Rings Earth Day Friendly

When the euphoria of being madly in love enters the picture, concern for the environment is usually the last thing on couples’ minds. But as Earth Day 2012 approaches, it’s important to point out that the grandest of romantic gestures … Continue reading

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Top 10 Comments an Inexperienced Antique Jewelry Appraiser Might Make

10. “I can appraise anything.” – The truth is a trained appraiser can appraise anything, including antique jewelry, but if she lacks additional training in gems, metals and jewelry periods, she must have the help of experts if her appraisal … Continue reading

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Antique Trends

When the leading antique and collectibles sites recently performed a year-end assessment to come up with their annual Top Ten list trends, antique jewelry made a prominent showing in 2011. For the antique and collectibles price guide publisher and go-to … Continue reading

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Antique Jewelry For Valentine’s Day

When one of the nation’s leading department stores recently conducted a Valentine’s Day survey, an overwhelming majority of female respondents indicated that if they could only have one gift this February 14th holiday, they would want it to be jewelry. … Continue reading

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