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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

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

What is a “Toi et Moi” Ring?

March 6th, 2014 | by Lauren Rose

“Toi et Moi” means You and Me in French and refers to a ring that showcases two stones.  These were common engagement rings during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, symbolizing two souls that are ... Read More

February isn’t over yet…

February 25th, 2014 | by Lauren Rose

Before all you March babies start pulling out your spring-like Aquamarine gems, take a look at these stunning vibrant Amethyst jewels that Ageless Heirlooms currently has listed in their Etsy shop.   Each ring has a ... Read More

The Symbolism of Snake Jewelry

February 18th, 2014 | by Nicholle Mogavero

Snakes, or serpents, have symbolized something in every culture and every religion on earth from ancient times to modern.  Every culture from Ancient Egypt to modern Native American cultures has revered snakes as beings of power. Since a snake ... Read More

Camphor Glass

February 14th, 2014 | by Becky Cole

Camphor glass jewelry is a particular favorite of mine. It’s unusual and elegant. I almost never go a whole day wearing one of my camphor glass necklaces without somebody asking me about it. Art Deco 14K Gold, ... Read More

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