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The Eras of Vintage Jewelry

The Eras of Vintage Jewelry

There are six prominent eras in jewelry history, spanning from the 1700’s to the 1950’s. Of course, jewelry has been around for much longer than that, but these distinct eras shaped much of the jewelry design world that we know. Today, antique jewelry is coveted for...

Jewelry In Famous Art

Jewelry In Famous Art

Jewelry in Famous Art Many times, when we view art, we view it as a whole unit. We see the whole picture, sometimes glossing over the fine and intricate details. Some paintings have raised impasto, or paint texture, to catch the light. Some have bright gold gilding to...

Ricky Frank and Cloisonne Enameling

Ricky Frank and Cloisonne Enameling

What is Cloisonné? Cloisonné (pronounced cloy-zon-ay) is the French word for partition. In the enameling world, cloisonné jewelry is made from small, precious metal filaments that are heated and mixed to create beautiful designs. Wire is also bent and placed within...

Tennis Bracelets

Tennis Bracelets

How did the Tennis Bracelet get its name? During the nationally televised 1987 US Open, professional tennis player Chris Evert lost her diamond eternity bracelet. The clasp had come undone while playing a vigorous game point and before continuing, she requested the...

Tips for Your Summer Jewelry Care

Tips for Your Summer Jewelry Care

Summer is here and, let’s face it; beach and/or pool time is inevitable. The sun, sand and water activities expose jewelry to more wear and tear than usual which means extra care for your jewelry. Chlorine and salt water can damage and discolor metals such as gold,...

Emeralds Throughout Time

Emeralds Throughout Time

Throughout the history of our world, we’ve experienced great wonderments, loss, gain, and every emotion under the sun. As humans, we crave beauty and have always had a fascination with fashion and jewelry. Emeralds have been one of the most coveted colored stones on...

Wedding Bells are Ringing

Wedding Bells are Ringing

Jewelry begins it all.  A ring officially announces your engagement. Another ring says to the world that you are married!  There are so many ways to move forward with an engagement - do you pop the question with the ring as a total surprise?  Or, do you include the...

The Art of Jewelry Designer Alex Sepkus

The Art of Jewelry Designer Alex Sepkus

Here's a question for you: Do you like art?  Jewelry is just another form of art - wearable art. Since ancient times, people have adorned themselves for beauty, for power, for good fortune.  A perfect modern example of this self expression is the jewelry of  Alex...

No Tricks Only Treats

No Tricks Only Treats

No Tricks Only Treats Whether you are gifted jewelry or shopping, it’s sometimes a trick or treats game. Being able to spot the differences between the fakes and the real deal is something I’d recommend educating yourself about. If you want to erase your doubts and...