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Historic Natural Fancy Yellowish Green Diamond meets JAR

April 3rd, 2014 | by Lauren Rose

Who wouldn’t love an antique diamond engagement ring?  How about one with Royal provenance and an updated mounting from world renowned designer JAR? This gorgeous limey colored diamond weighing approximately 2.49cts is hitting the Christie’s auction ... Read More

Royal Jewels: Portugal

April 2nd, 2014 | by Lauren Rose

The quote “reach for the stars” comes to mind when I admire these two Royal Jewels of Portugal, or when I admire any diamond encrusted star for that matter.  The necklace is entitled Necklace of the ... Read More

Enjoy the Little Things

March 27th, 2014 | by Lauren Rose

These two heirlooms are so new to our collection that we haven’t even had the chance to list them for sale on our website, though I did enjoy them thoroughly for a mini photo session this ... Read More

Victorian Engagement Ring Alternatives on Etsy

March 26th, 2014 | by Lauren Rose

Let’s face it, not everyone wants a diamond for an engagement ring, but what are some durable alternatives from yesteryear? I’ve complied a list of some Etsy options from the Victorian Era that may not be ... Read More

Five Fabulous Festoon Necklaces

March 20th, 2014 | by Lauren Rose

I’ve been in a Festoon-y mood lately, so I decided to check out what some other internet antique jewelry dealers had available right now.  These five were some of my favorites, highlighting two stones you commonly ... Read More

Love Tokens Through the Ages: AEI Jewelry

March 15th, 2014 | by Nicholle Mogavero

You may have seen these pieces of jewelry and perhaps thought they were someone’s initials? While they do indeed contain initials of a sort; they are not a specific PERSON’S initials. The three letters AEI stand ... Read More

Aquamarine Beginner Guide

March 12th, 2014 | by Lauren Rose

Chemical Formula: Beryl aka Beryllium Aluminum Silicate (Be3Al2Si6O18) Mohs Scale Hardness: 7.5 – 8.0 Modern Birthstone: March Treatment: Many aquamarines are heat treated, though many are not.  Usually poor quality aquamarines as well as darker shades are heat treated to improve ... Read More

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