Category Archives: Antique Jewelry

October Birthstone: Opal Jewelry

The birthstone for October is opal, and we have created a list of the 13 best opal pieces we have in the store! Opal is an amorphous solid form of hydrated silica, which means it is not technically a crystal, but has similar qualities…just like glass! The look of opals is significantly affected by the […]

20 Sapphire Engagement Rings in White Metal

One of the most popular alternative gemstones to diamonds when it comes to engagement rings is the sapphire. Being a 9 on the Mohs Hardness Scale makes sapphires durable enough for everyday wear, and blue is a very easy color to pair with most outfits so it will never look out of place. The historical […]

Jewelry Matching Sets

Although we don’t carry lines of jewelry made to be worn together, that doesn’t stop our expert staff from creating fun matching sets! Matching sets of jewelry are a great way of complimenting or contrasting prominent colors in your outfit. This week we have a few matching sets for you to look through that are […]

The Lore of Aquamarine: March’s Birthstone

This week we are celebrating the Aquamarine, a stone with history dating back to ancient Egypt and Sumeria. The stone was probably first named “aqua marina” by Roman fisherman who would wear the stone to provide bountiful catches and safety on their journey. Aquamarine lore includes the ability to protect wearers from poison and if […]

Woman’s History Month: Inspirational Women & Their Jewelry

To celebrate Women’s History Month, we wanted to showcase some of the incredible women who have a history associating them with jewelry, and specific types of jewelry moreover. The list contains many actresses, but also some prominent politicians and artists, and we hope to shed some light on the styles of these amazing women. Queen […]

14 Beautiful Pieces of Vintage Enamel Jewelry

This week we have a splendid group of jewelry making use of enamel! Enamel has been used to adorn jewelry for thousands of years, and still today it is a delightful and affordable way to add color to metal. The beauty of enamel from the jewelers perspective is also that no matter what type of […]

Belais White Gold Jewelry

Belais Manufacturing Co. was among the early manufacturers of white gold jewelry in the United States. During the late 19th and early 20th century they experimented with various alloys for white gold as a substitute for platinum in jewelry. There were restrictions placed on platinum because of the war so their formula was a high quality alternative that maintained […]

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