Articles from February 2016

Amethyst FAQS
Amethyst FAQ 1. Why is it important to keep Amethyst jewellery at room temperature?  Temperatures that are either too hot or too cold can alter the color of Amethyst. When the gemstone is in temperatures that are too hot, it may turn a yellow shade and when it is situated in temperatures that are too cold, it may turn to a  smoky grey colour    2. What is the difference between natural Amethyst and lab-formed Amethyst?  Manmade or lab-created Amethyst looks identical to natural ocurring&..
Oscar De La Renta
  Oscar de la Renta, was born in Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic in 1932. He became a well known fashion designer whose work helped define standards of  stylish dressing among U.S. first ladies, socialites  and red-carpet celebrities during a career that spanned over 50 years. Oscar De La Renta  couture blue resin necklace from the vintage jewellery collection at Modern Vintage Style   Early Years At 18 years old De La Renta left the Dominican Republic and began to study painting at the S..
 Kramer Intrictate Glass, Rhinestone and Enamel Jewellery Kramer Jewellery Creations was founded in New York in the middle of World War 2 and produced artistic and intricate pieces of jewellery out of gilt metal, glass, rhinestones, and enamel. Louis Kramer, who began the company in 1943, was later joined by his brothers,Harry and Morris, as he made the most of the growing  market for costume jewellery. All aspects of the business were based in New York, so the jewellery pieces  were signed  “Kramer,” “Kramer N.Y.,” or “Kramer of New York.” ..
The ancient Romans believed  that moonstone, with its unearthly and  delicate shimmer, was formed from frozen moonlight. This alluring gem variety does shine with a  lunar light but it is the mineral feldspar, that creates the moonstone shimmer. The shimmer, which is called  adularescence or schiller, is due to the intermix of two different types of feldspar mineral, with different refractive indexes. Moonstone jewellery is always popular  and is seen in both modern and vintage jewellery. The moonstone pendants&nb..
Yves Saint Laurent  Jewellery and History
  Yves Saint Laurent Jewellery Yves Saint Laurent (1936-2008) was the chief designer for Christian Dior at the age of 21 in 1958, and began his own fashion house in 1961. Although his earlier designs caused something of an outrage, by the start of the 1980's Saint Laurent's designs were considered to be classics in the fashion world. His jewellery line which was introduced in the 1970's was colourful and theatrical tying in with many of his wildest clothing lines, and included metal medallions, whimisical enamels, and ethnic beaded pieces YSL Jewellery, Necklaces, Earrings, Bracelets..
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What is a "Parure"? The term "parure" refers to set of jewellery, and to be a true parure the set must consist of three matching items.  A set with only a necklace, plus earrings, a .. Read More
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