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All About Aquamarine
Origins of Aquamarine Aquamarine is a beautiful stone that is often used to create stunning aquamarine jewellery including necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings.The name aquamarine comes from the Latin word for seawater,its luminous colour conjuring up images of the ocean. As with  many other gemstones, the aquamarine gemstone is surrounded by legends and myths. The Romans thought that a frog carved out of an aquamarine would turn sworn enemies into friends, while both the Romans and the Greeks used the gem as a lucky charm for sailors battling sto..
  The Allure of Vintage  Cartier Vintage Art Deco Necklace Set  When a 1925 Cartier vintage necklace set with diamonds and rubies came up for auction in Hong Kong in the year 1994, it went unsold. However, nineteen years later, the same vintage necklace fetched more than twice the earlier estimate, selling for HK$4.82m to a select private collector. The sparkling gems in the necklace were set in a classic art deco style, designed by a very renowned French jewellery house. However despite the necklace’s provenance, the experts say that demand for such pieces, particul..
  Costume Jewellery Versus Fine Jewellery The phrase “costume jewellery” was first used in the 1920s, however jewellery and ornamentation made out of non-precious materials have been worn since ancient times. While it is sometimes called “fake” or "fashion" jewellery, vintage costume jewellery often incorporates workmanship and materials on par with, or even better than fine jewellery. The 20th century resulted in a sea change as to how jewellery was perceived and used. Before then, women wore jewellery made of precious and semi-precious stones and metals as a w..
               Tips for Buying Vintage
  Tips for Buying Vintage Jewellery Do you enjoy shopping for vintage jewellery to find unique pieces? Or, perhaps you have a friend who would love a vintage gift to add to their collection. Keep in mind these useful these tips  when buying vintage costume jewellery or designer jewellery., Condition is Key  – Don’t take the condition of a vintage jewellery piece for granted. Have a thorough look at the item from all angles and use a jeweller’s loupe for close inspection. Keep an eye out for extremely worn plating, cloudy or darkened rhineston..
American Cocktail Jewellery
Designer American Cocktail Jewellery  The Second World War had a great impact on American Jewellery firms, as by the time the Americans entered the war in 1941 the government had placed restrictions on base metals which were required for the war effort. This together with a reduction in imported materials from Europe resulted in jewellers substituting base metals with sterling silver and using modern materials such as Lucite and other plastics in place of cabochon cut pastes to create unique jewellery. Yellow Vermeil (Silver Gilt) used in new American look Jewellery Designs ..
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