Browsing the "Notable Heirlooms" Category

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

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

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

Ode to Bohemian Garnets

January 24th, 2014 | by Lauren Rose

With January coming to a close, I thought what better time than now to highlight some of my favorite antique garnet pieces.  There is something about a very deep, flashy Victorian garnet heirloom that warms me ... Read More

Top Ten Antique Tiaras

October 3rd, 2013 | by Lauren Rose

I complied a list of my top ten favorite antique tiaras pictured on the internet.  They are listed in no particular order, though I am partial to the Strathmore Rose.  Which one is your favorite?  Is ... Read More

The Legendary Florentine Diamond

September 30th, 2013 | by Lauren Rose

  The Florentine diamond has become an infamous addition to the jewelry history books, primarily because it pretty much disappeared into thin air (Hollywood heist movie, anyone?). The origin of this fancy yellow is equally as ... Read More


August 10th, 2011 | by Lauren Rose

Family is so closely linked to sentiment that sometimes it is hard to separate memory with objects, emotion with objects… that bitter sweet feeling in a moment of loss and a moment of remembrance. We all ... Read More

All That Glitters: Butterfly Brooch Exhibit

May 17th, 2011 | by Lauren Rose

The butterfly brooches pictured here deemed themselves worthy of sharing, though they are only a small slice of everything the museum has on display now through April 2012. Science and history aside, there is no denying the absolute magnificence of these sparkly creatures... Read More

An Heirloom Fit for a Princess

January 24th, 2011 | by Lauren Rose

On November 16th, 2010, the world was once again introduced to this stunning 18 carat blue sapphire on the hand of Kate Middleton, Prince William’s future wife. We remember this iconic heirloom from the late Diana, ... Read More

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