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Antique Jewelry and Jewelry History

Evaluating antique gemstone jewelry and examples of different styles of gemstone jewelry from various eras.

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…

A Guide to Belle Époque Jewelry

Belle Époque jewelry combined opulent but graceful metalwork with a variety of gems. Learn more about this style and how it inspires modern jewelry…

The History of Lapidary

A full and complete history of the lapidary arts, from 70,000 BC to present day. The origins of faceting, bruting, and carving.

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