inDecember 14, 2011 - 11:48am
Flip a switch, and the room is filled with bright light. We take it for granted. It's not even magical to us. So very ordinary. We only think about electrical lighting when we have to change a light bulb. We don't even consider the quality of the light. Our nights are filled with bright white light, whether fluorescent or incandescent, we do not care.
inDecember 13, 2011 - 1:29pm
Visit: Holly Cottage Designs
inNovember 29, 2011 - 3:02pm
inNovember 21, 2011 - 3:42pm
If you shop for vintage jewelry, you will most likely come across the word parure. It seems to be used primarily with vintage jewelry makers rather than contemporary ones. But what does the word actually mean?
Put simply, a parure is a matching set. But the words parure, demi parure, semi parure, full parure, and married parures are all used to indicate some sort of matching set. So how does one know what the manufacturer intended with this description?
inNovember 17, 2011 - 5:18pm
The Cornucopia, a popular Thanksgiving symbol, has its roots in Greek mythology. The story is that Zeus was nurtured and nursed by Almathea, the goat goddess. One day while playing Zeus accidently broke off the horn of the goat and Almathea, in reverence, offers the broken horn back to Zeus. To show his love and care of her, Zeus promises that the broken horn will always be filled with what she desires.
inNovember 14, 2011 - 3:22pm
Most gem historians agree that the type of gemstone cut today known as the briolette was invented approximately 800 years ago in India by an unknown genius
inNovember 10, 2011 - 5:24pm
George Balanchine is a Russian choreographer reknowned for dozens of productions but none as enjoyed by jewelry loves as the ballet called Jewels. The Royal Opera House in London opened its current season a few weeks ago by presenting Balanchine's famous Ballet to an enthusiastic crowd. The ballet is unusual in that it doesn't have a romantic theme as many do, but it is a story of three different jewels meant to signify different parts of Balanchine's life.
inNovember 9, 2011 - 5:10pm
Visit: Gypsy Jewels
inOctober 27, 2011 - 4:32pm
We recently listed a stunning colour-changing sapphire ring in our Ruby Lane Shop. Within a few hours came the question: “I’ve never heard of a colour changing sapphire! Could you elaborate please? How do you know it’s a sapphire and not a huge, rare alexandrite?”