Antique Engagement Rings
You can find many amazing antique engagement rings from a variety of time periods. Before you shop, learn more about these styles and how to identify them.
A Guide to Antique Georgian Jewelry
Authentic Georgian jewelry is rare. Before you buy, learn about the notable pieces and qualities of this antique style, including its intricate metal work.
Early History of Jewelry: Ancient Times to the 17th Century
It seems that every person between the ages of 8 and 18 knows the story of Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone and Froto the hobbit and his journey through the Middle Earth in the Lord of the Rings. Gemstones and jewelry have been a part of…
A Guide to Mid-Victorian Grand Period Jewelry
The Mid-Victorian Period saw many changes in society and fashion. Learn what distinguishes Grand Period jewelry, particularly its opulent style and weight.
Late Victorian Period Jewelry – 1885-1901
The populace is tired of the stiff and brooding decorum of the middle Victorian years and wanted to kick off its heavy trappings. Jewelry is almost completely machine-produced. However, many jewelers bridled under the onslaught of mass produced…
A Guide to Early Victorian Romantic Period Jewelry
The Romantic Period marked the start of the Victorian Era. Learn about the typical qualities of Romantic Period jewelry, including its sentimental motifs.
The History of Lapidary
Where did gem cutting get its start? Gem cutting, or lapidary, most certainly got its start as an offshoot of mundane everyday activities. A stone may have fallen into a fire where the heat caused it to break or flake. Perhaps a sharp edge…
Belle Époque Jewelry
The Belle Époque (1890-1915) encompassed three jewelry design periods: Art Nouveau, the Arts and Crafts movement, and Edwardian. The “Beautiful Era” was a time of increasing wealth and flourishing arts. When cinema boomed, movie stars,…
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