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Saturday, 29 May 2021
Lockets are small, beautiful cases typically worn as a pendant that hold a keepsake or picture. The history of lockets is nearly as much of a secret as the contents. Lockets are thought to hold your deepest secrets and are always very sentimental and personal to the person wearing it. A locket commonly contains a
Wednesday, 26 May 2021
Of course, the answer to the last question is that diamonds are used to cut and polish other diamonds! But before getting there, let’s consider the deliciousness of secret and arcane knowledge, and why we are magnetically drawn to what we aren’t supposed to know, like secret handshakes, passwords and whispered gossip of all sorts.
Tuesday, 25 May 2021
As the daughter of a diamond dealer whose office was on 47th Street in Manhattan, I was both an insider and an outsider at the same time. An outsider because I was a woman, and an insider because I was privy to all the details of a dying, pre-digital, age-old business in the mid-20th century.
Friday, 26 July 2019
Vintage Diamond Engagement Rings: Good Value or Not? That depends. Being vintage simply means that it is 50 or so years old. Being Vintage does not make it a good value or bad value. It depends on the value it was when originally purchased, and what you are paying for it now. If it was
Thursday, 25 July 2019
Engagement Rings: Antique, Vintage, Art Deco Reproductions or Genuine? The important thing to remember is that these terms are not readily understood by the public, and sometimes the jewelers selling them have difficulty with the terms. We are not talking about genuine antiques, or genuine vintage rings. A real Antique ring has to be at
Saturday, 12 May 2018
Nothing says “forever after” as well as enduring past styles: clothing, architecture or jewelry. When shopping for a diamond engagement ring for our beloved, one of the most popular styles is the antique or vintage diamond engagement ring. People are drawn to different styles reflecting different times. Considering only the last 200 years, beginning with