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Identifying Gold Jewellery
There are different types of gold jewellery available at regular jewellery stores, offline or online. To make an informed decision before purchasing, you need to educate yourself on the various aspects of gold jewellery and understand the differences.
What to Look for When Identifying Antique Jewelry
To determine if a piece of jewelry is an antique, it is first important to identify the materials used in composition of the piece. Most early (Georgian through Victorian) pieces were made out of silver, which has an earthy, metallic smell! Pieces could also be made out of yellow gold (possibly gold filled or incorporating rolled gold), or pinchbeck, followed by platinum in Edwardian (1901-1910) times. White gold did not appear on the market until the 1920’s.
Dating Jewelry: Jewelry Metals
Dating jewelry accurately can be quite a challenge. Many materials and techniques used today in production are the same basic methods used for at least 5000 years! Crafts people today take gold, silver, and other metals, and use the techniques of granulation, casting, engraving, chasing, and piercing to produce beautiful jewelry, just like the metal smiths of Ancient Egypt and Asia Minor did ages ago.
Dating Jewelry - Precious Metal Hallmarks
The use of hallmarks on jewelry and objects made from precious metal began in the 1400’s, however many unmarked pieces exist. The passage of time and repair work has marred or eliminated marks from many pieces making them harder to identify the precious metal content, the country of manufacturer or the maker.
Make a Statemen with Daring Jewelry
Whereas economic indicators may appear gloomy nowadays, predictions for splashy, statement items when it comes to jewelry have brightened the outlook. It appears the gloomier the headlines, the more bodacious the jewelry.
Is Handmade Jewellery Better than Machine-made Jewellery?
While some people like authentic and expensive hand-crafted jewellery, others may simply want to stock their wardrobes with trendy and fashionable items. Honestly, both have their own pros and cons. Let’s try and compare both types of jewellery on the basis of their quality, durability and affordability.
British Vintage Jewellery Hallmarking
Have you ever looked at a piece of Jewellery and wondered what those funny little markings on the back or the inside of a ring are? These are know as Hallmarks. Did you know you can accurately date a piece of British Jewellery and determine the metal content from the hallmarks? Many bargains can be acquired by buying second hand but how do you know it is real? British Hallmarking Laws are complex and the system which has changed many times over the last 200 years.
How To Buy And Store Jewelry Properly
The article is dedicated to jewelry, its function in the modern era. It also gives recommendations on what to pay attention when buying different pieces of jewelry and how to store them.
The Wires in Your Vintage Jewellery
With the many varieties of beading wire available it is easy for you to become overwhelmed. Silver, gold, coper and brass are some of the finishes and materials available to use. There are also variations of silver and gold which include gold-filled, sterling silver, gold and silver plated.
Antique Jewelry - Investment and Fashion
People purchase antique jewelry for different reasons. Read this article to find out two reasons why people choose it as an investment and for fashion.
KNOWING YOUR ANTIQUE VICTORIAN, ART DECO AND VINTAGE BAKELITE JEWELRY
Information on how to determine the authenticity and value of Fine and Costume Antique and Vintage Jewelry from the Victorian Era, Art Deco Period to the Bakelite 1940's Era. Some helpful tips on what to look for specifically when buying on the collectibles market.
Metals Used In Gemstone Jewelry - Value, Durability, And Care
While choosing gemstone jewelry, most buyers tend to focus their attention on the stone along. Precious or semi-precious, single or multiple, transparent or opaque...the questions attached to a purchase of gemstone are endless.
Which engagement rings setting is preferable?
Some common settings are prong, bezel, channel, tension and others available to the modern couples when they want to design a ring. A basic purpose to set the diamond is to give it an adequate protection so that it does not come off the ring while the women go through daily chores.
Spice Up Your Look With Fashion Jewelry
So, what's fashion jewelry? Fashion jewelry is also known as costume jewelry. It was also, at two point in time, known as "Paste". Fashion jewelry is jewelry made using inexpensive materials.
Allergies to Jewellery
An insight into common cause of jewellery allergies.
Buying Jewellery during a Recession
A guide to getting the best possible value for money when buying jeqwellery in todays tough economic climate.
Finding Great Jewellery For An Individual Look
Jewellery is something that puts an outfit together and gives you a complete ‘look’. Using different jewellery with the same outfit can change the feel of the clothes and hence make you feel like you have a totally new wardrobe.
Easy Tips for Appraising Jewelry
It is possible to do a quick home appraisal or a mental
overview in your mind when looking at a piece for sale at a
bazaar or local antique market.
Know What To Look For In Vintage Costume Jewelry
There are factors you need to understand in valuing costume jewelry. These include particular designers, recognizable designs and the construction.
Evaluating Custom Jewelry Design
Shopping for custom jewelry design
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