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February 21, 2024
Edwardian Jewellery (1901-1909): Everything You Need To Know

What is Edwardian Jewellery? Crafted between 1901-1909, Edwardian jewellery was the last jewellery era to be named after the UK’s reigning monarch. The Edwardian period’s namesake King Edward VII was...

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You Asked, We Answered - What Makes A Piece of Jewellery Antique?

We always get asked this question, what officially is an antique jewellery? How do you date antique jewellery? In our time, we have bought and sold over 6000 pieces of...

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The Wonderful World of Georgian & Victorian Fashion Plates

Before Cecil Beaton, Norman Parkinson, Vogue or Vanity Fair, there were fashion plates. A beautifully handcrafted and stylised portrait of 18th and 19th century fashions, fashion plates were devoured by...

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The Wonderful History of The Engagement Ring

Are you in the mood to propose? Engagement bands and wedding rings are so entrenched in today’s society that we probably don’t even think about where they came from!  Unlike...

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Jewellery Around the World: Russian Jewellery

Our final instalment in our jewellery around the world series is Russian jewellery. Russian jewellery, especially antique Russian jewellery, is historically known for its extravagance and otherworldly beauty. The home...

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Jewellery Around The World: African Jewellery

Let’s enter the incredible world of African jewellery history. Our latest instalment in our monthly jewellery around the world series, we want to focus on and learn about Africa’s rich...

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Van Cleef & Arpels Ballerinas for World Ballet Day: An Enchanting Story

Van Cleef & Arpels created one of its most memorable designs in the 1940s - a jewel-encrusted ballerina brooch! World Ballet Day is taking place on the 29th of October,...

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The Haunting and Haute, The Ghoulish and Gruesome Gem Stories We All Want to Know

To celebrate the spookiest month of the year, let's take a look at the haunting yet haute histories of some of the world’s most revered pieces of jewellery. From cursed...

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Let’s Get Spooktacular with our Halloween Picks

The end of September is just around the corner and we’re super excited for the ramp-up to Halloween!  Halloween is the best time to adorn yourself with fabulous Gothic jewels...

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