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A Guide to Retro Jewellery (1930s – 1940s)

A Guide to Retro Jewellery (1930s – 1940s)

Referring to jewellery designed in the 1930s and 1940s, many historians and experts agree that the Retro period was...
Let’s Talk about Jade

Let’s Talk about Jade

The term jade is Spanish in origin and goes back to the Spanish conquest of South America but Jade itself was first known to man about 8,000 years ago.   A...
What’s the Difference Between Costume and Fine Jewellery?

What’s the Difference Between Costume and Fine Jewellery?

What makes a piece of jewellery feel distinguished? Whether it’s the history of a piece, or the craftsmanship of...
What To Know Before Buying A Ring: Ring Buying Guide From The Chelsea Bijouterie

What To Know Before Buying A Ring: Ring Buying Guide From The Chelsea Bijouterie

A ring is often a treasured piece of jewellery, given on engagement, marriage, or a similarly significant occasion. Highly...
The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide to Georgian Jewellery

The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide to Georgian Jewellery

As one of the most interesting eras for antique jewellery, the Georgian period was defined by skill, artisanship, and...
Vintage Vs Antique Jewellery – What’s the Difference?

Vintage Vs Antique Jewellery – What’s the Difference?

Without an expert eye, identifying the differences between antique and vintage jewellery can seem too subtle or detailed to notice. In practice,...
Should I Buy A Vintage Engagement Ring?

Should I Buy A Vintage Engagement Ring?

Jewellery tells remarkable stories. Where a gemstone captures the astrological tales of our birth, a pearl can be gifted...
Basic Jewellery Facts – Let’s Talk About Diamonds

Basic Jewellery Facts – Let’s Talk About Diamonds

Diamonds have been around forever – literally! When you ask how old is this diamond remember most diamonds were...
Basic Jewellery Facts – Let’s talk about carat

Basic Jewellery Facts – Let’s talk about carat

Just by the way the term “estate jewellery” is an Americanism for “second-hand jewellery”, ie not new jewellery Carat...

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