inJuly 25, 2008 - 11:33am
Two of the great jewelry trends of the year are Art Deco style pieces and large pieces, such as chunky bangles and big, bold rings featuring color.
These styles often overlap in Egyptian Motif pieces. Egyptian style has influenced the world of design for two centuries now, waxing and waning, but always consistently there. The adaptation of Egyptian style into the Art Deco movement is probably the best known of this 200-year reign of influence, and Egyptian motifs are big, bold, and colorful!
inJuly 9, 2008 - 12:00pm
The evolution of the Native American Indian jewelry Industry has been one of the amazing phenomena’s in the history of art and commerce. From the early 1920’s through the mid 1950’s, Southwestern American Indian jewelry attained a degree of excellence, which rivaled that of distinguished silversmiths throughout history.
inJune 20, 2008 - 9:13am
Providing complete information about a jewelry piece means a buyer doesn’t have to stop and ask questions before deciding to buy. People who are pressed for time, such as those shopping for a gift, will almost never want to ask questions and have to wait for answers, they simply move on.
Here are some of the most common description omissions shop owners make when listing jewelry pieces:
inJune 11, 2008 - 6:33am
Early Indian Jewelry as known today had its origin that predates Christianity. Turquoise found in the Hohokam Excavations in Arizona dates from 200 B.C. and in Mexico around 600BC – 700 BC. Other drilled beads date even earlier.
Turquoise deposits are limited geographically mainly to the Southwestern United States. Some Turquoise is found in Mexico but very little in comparison to other sites. Pre-historic Indians mined turquoise and turned it into jewelry, usually beads, and other hanging ornaments.
inJune 9, 2008 - 5:45am
10. Listing items that are not jewelry pieces or which are specifically excluded from the Jewelry Lane, such as key rings or tabletop jewelry boxes.
9. Listing antique jewelry items in Jewelry: Antiques that are not definitively datable to pre-1945.
inJune 2, 2008 - 8:58am
Pearls of all varieties are the most widely accepted birthstones associated with the month of June. Our Past Times newsletter for June 0f 2007 had an article on pearls. However, those born in June have the choice of several other well-recognized birthstones.
inMay 21, 2008 - 9:18am
inMay 9, 2008 - 10:06am
The Victorian Era is dated to the reign of Queen Victoria, from 1837 to 1901. To be truly Victorian we feel a piece needs to be capable of being definitively dated to this period. However, questions do come up regarding the use of terms such as Victorian Revival or Victorian style.
inMay 7, 2008 - 6:57am
The primary May birthstone is Emerald, and the unique green color makes it a perfect stone for a mid-spring celebration.
While Emeralds have many sources, ancient and modern, it was the exploration of South America in the 16th century that made Emerald widely available. Many of the world’s finest Emeralds come from South America.
inMay 2, 2008 - 7:13am
‘The Jewelry Diva’ by Ruby Lane shop owner Cindy Amirkhan - A Twinkle in Time. Cindy shares her extensive knowledge of vintage and costume jewelry with you, including historical information, styles, designers and more. We are certain you will enjoy her monthly column as much as we do. The Editors of Notes from the Lane.
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