inApril 19, 2013 - 3:00pm
There are many designers who are popular with vintage jewelry collectors. Weiss jewelry is one of those and one of the designers any serious collector of vintage jewelry should try to own.
inApril 8, 2013 - 11:55am
Charm is defined as:
~the quality of giving delight
~a small ornament displayed on a bracelet or necklace
The history of wearing charms dates back many centuries: a talisman of luck, a token to ward off evil spirits, a symbol of Christianity, a representation of political standing, profession or wealth.
inApril 5, 2013 - 2:14pm
Is it fair of me to assume that everyone has, at some time in their life, stopped and wondered about the awesomeness of the process of metamorphisis and the ultimate unveiling of a newly formed butterfly?
How fortunate for us that so many townships now feature Butterfly Parks that not only showcase these extraordinary creatures and their lifecycle, but also participate in the preservation of them for generations to come.
inApril 4, 2013 - 2:27pm
I have sold on various online venues since 2003. I opened my Ruby Lane shop, Suzy’s Timeless Treasures, in February, 2011, selling exclusively there online. Up until February, 2013, I had never sold my wares in person at a ‘show’ even though this is common in the Antiques Vintage Collectibles (AVC) business.
inMarch 27, 2013 - 10:42am
The beautiful ring fascinated me! I’ve never been all that much into Mother of Pearl, but I’ve always loved amethysts and diamonds, and this 14k gold ring had all three. It had been labelled “Erte” and “CFA” but neither of those were familiar to me. Yet I couldn’t walk away from that beautiful, somewhat unusual ring. I had to buy it!
inMarch 25, 2013 - 12:19pm
When I was a little girl, my mother had two large Buxton jewelry boxes. In one she kept all her "junk" jewelry and in the other one all her "good" jewelry. For me her "junk" jewerly was the most fascinating. My mother would never let me play with her "good" jewelry box items, so I was content with her pretty and colorful junk jewelry.
inMarch 20, 2013 - 4:38pm
I thought it would be fun to write an article touching on very famous cameo carvers! There are many carvers both past and present, however there are two that I especially want to write about because they regularly signed their work and truly were the most famed carvers of their day...and they remain popular today as their works continue to be highly collectible and coveted among collectors.
inMarch 20, 2013 - 11:34am
The Japanese word “gaman” means “enduring what seems unbearable with dignity and grace.” It has come to define the works of art created by Japanese evacuees held in relocation centers for the duration of WWII. In our first discussion of this period of American history author Jacqueline Rehmann shared a number of arts and crafts created by those residents.
inMarch 18, 2013 - 1:19pm
From ancient times, there have been examples of jewelry made out of insects. Amber jewelry can even have insects embedded into the material itself. One style of insect jewelry which remains very collectible today is Butterfly Wing Jewelry.
Butterfly wing jewelry was first promoted in 1924, when Thomas Mott exhibited his butterfly wing jewelry collection at the British Empire Exhibition.
inMarch 12, 2013 - 4:20pm
I am fond of all types of Italian jewelry. It is steeped in history and romance and the end result is often breathtaking. One style which is particularly appealing is mosaic jewelry. It is not only lovely, but it also has a story to tell that is very visible in the jewelry item itself.
Mosaics are made of small glass tiles. These tiles are called tesserae. When combined together, they can form an image - as simple as a flower, or as intricate as a building architectural scene.