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Monday, 13 October 2014  |  Anne

Competition time. Want to win jewellery worth up to 50 from AntiquesAvenue?

Wednesday, 13 August 2014  |  Anne

ObsidObsidian A dark black hard glass like material which has been formed in a volcano. It is sometimes seen in Mexican jewellery as it is found in that country amongst othersian to Opal

Monday, 11 August 2014  |  Anne

Nacre to Nuvo :

Nacre The pretty part of a pearl, the substance laid down by the oyster which makes pearls pretty and lines the inside of shells

Thursday, 1 May 2014  |  Anne

Mabe Pearl


A pearl formed as a blister in the shell giving a semi circular appearance. These are more suitable for earrings and brooches than for necklace.

Malachite

Monday, 28 April 2014  |  Anne

Labradorite


A greyish gemstone with flashes of rainbow colour

Lace Pin

A very small brooch which was used to pin together folds in lace - the pin on the back is generally linger than the pin itself

Thursday, 24 April 2014  |  Anne

Part K of the A-z of vintage jewellery.

This is the shortest so far , K is not a popular starting letter for jewellery terms.
Thursday, 20 March 2014  |  Anne
Tuesday, 11 March 2014  |  Anne

Theres a new feature Ive just added to the website - customer reviews.


You now have the opportunity to leave your opinion of a piece of jewellery here. The option has been added to a tab on each item

Monday, 3 March 2014  |  Anne

Jabot Pin: A double ended pin which is worn in a ruff or tie pin


Jade and Jadite: A green hardstone popular in the Orient. It is often carved with a decorative pattern or into the shape of animals. The most sought after is imperial Jade which

Tuesday, 21 January 2014  |  Anne

Part I of AntiquesAvenue's A-Z of Vintage Jewellery.

Illusion: An Illusion setting is when the surrounding of a gemstone is made so that it reflects the gemstone and makes it look bigger .

Imitation: When one material is made specifically to look like another. For example a paste stone or a clear diamante might imitate a diamond.

 


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