Australian Black Opal

How Opal Was Used In Art Deco Jewellery

Opals were used widely in jewellery from the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods, and well-preserved antique pieces of opal jewellery – brooches, rings, and necklaces – from those eras are now widely desired. The unique play of colour in each opal stone means that opal jewellery is incredibly versatile, and extremely popular amongst lovers of antique jewellery.

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What Is Victorian Insect Jewellery?

The Victorian era was one of change, with the industrial revolution bringing drastic alterations in society and culture. Increasing numbers of people moved to towns and cities for work, so much so that the countryside became a place of nostalgia that was often romanticised.

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Why Antique Jewellery Makes The Perfect Gift

Antique jewellery can the perfect gift on any occasion for any of your loved ones. The high-quality craftsmanship found in jewellery of bygone times remains beautiful to this day, as well as acting as time capsules of the era in which they were created. There are many reasons to love antique jewellery.

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The Different Styles Of Antique Earrings

It’s true what they say – fashions come and go, but style endures.

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How Much Should I Spend On An Engagement Ring?

Asking how much you should spend on the engagement ring is a classic “how long is a piece of string” question. There is no correct answer. Much of the advice out that will give you a figure based on salary, country-wide average or something else – and it’s mostly a load of old nonsense, especially the Three Months Gross Salary Rule, first touted by de Beers. Because the rules of how much you ought to spend are so often repeated, they can be hard to ignore. So we’re here to help!

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art deco blue and silver ring

What We Love About Art Deco Rings

Art Deco is a style of design, visual art and architecture that became prominent in the 1920s, 30s and 40s, and influenced the design of buildings, furniture, jewellery, fashion, cars, movie theatres, trains, ocean liners, and even everyday objects like radios and vacuum cleaners.

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3 Engagement Ring Questions You Were Afraid To Ask

Getting engaged and married are special events in our lives that, for most, only happen once. So, it can be difficult to know if you’re getting it right. There are lots of questions regarding engagements and weddings that people would love to know the answer to but are too embarrassed to ask.

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What Different Types of Bangles Are There?

The word bangle originates from the word ‘Bungri’, which in Hindi means ‘glass’. Bangles are traditionally worn by South Asian women in India, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh where they are treasured heirlooms and part of different wedding rituals. They also play an important role in Indian dance forms.

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avant garde jewellery

An Introduction To Avant-Garde Jewellery

The avant-garde movement was a cultural movement that set out to bring about a change in the ideas that shape society, through the medium of art and design. The movement was founded during the First World War, by artists, writers, composers and thinkers that opposed convention. Pushing the boundaries of what is assumed to be normal, the artists subverted the status quo through irony and nonsensical themes.

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Brooches Are Back

Brooches have been making a comeback over the past few years, with the world’s most renowned fashion houses like Gucci and Dior sending models down the runway adorned with brooches on their lapels, on silk scarves, and in their hair.

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