Art Imitating Life: Jewelry Inspired by Animals

Art Imitating Life: Jewelry Inspired by Animals

You’ve heard the saying “art imitates life,” right? Today, we have a few special pieces from the Frank Pollak & Sons collection that may prove this saying rings true – if you believe in unicorns, that is. The Unicorn Tappestry was created by Seaman Schepps in the United States in the 1940s. It is a…

What’s Old Is New Again: Vintage Jewelry in Style

What’s Old Is New Again: Vintage Jewelry in Style

It’s true what they say: what goes around comes around, and the same goes for fashion. Trends that were in vogue many years ago are coming back into style, which is why we love to celebrate vintage jewelry. According to Net News Ledger, vintage jewelry coming back into vogue follows a certain pattern. Holding onto…

Broaching the History of Brooches

Broaching the History of Brooches

Brooches have been used for both decorative and practical purposes since the Bronze Age. Despite the many changes in fashion since then, brooches are still used today as decorative jewelry. When first designed, brooches were used to fasten pieces of garments together – much like a safety pin – but since that time, this “pin”…

Preserving Antique Jewelry for the Future

Preserving Antique Jewelry for the Future

Your fine jewelry collection is a prized treasure that took time and care to build. There is no need to stress over whether or not it will still look as beautiful and brilliant as it did when you first made those valued purchases. With a few simple techniques and a bit of knowledge, you can…

The Brooch is Back

The Brooch is Back

Looking for an elegant gift to give to someone special for the upcoming holidays or a landmark birthday? How about a brooch? Did you think they’d gone out of style? Well, we’re here to tell you that brooches are back—and in fact, this classic piece may have never left at all! The brooch has been…

What to Know Before Selling Your Vintage Jewelry

What to Know Before Selling Your Vintage Jewelry

Many wonder if they have paid a good price for their jewelry and if they would get an equally good price when they decide to sell it. Doing a little bit of homework, however, is going to help you save yourself from too many headaches. Keep in mind that when people talk about estate jewelry,…

Unique Uses for Broken Vintage Jewelry

Unique Uses for Broken Vintage Jewelry

When it comes to your vintage jewelry, it can be sentimental for many reasons. Maybe it was a family heirloom, maybe you got it as a gift from someone who has now passed away, or maybe its because its your go-to piece of jewelry, because it seems to go with just about everything. No matter…

Four Unique Costume Ideas You Can Make with Vintage Jewelry

Four Unique Costume Ideas You Can Make with Vintage Jewelry

  Halloween is a favorite for many. An event has to be special to beat out another celebration where you receive a bunch of gifts. People love the opportunity to dress up for a night, and that’s the allure of this special day. Halloween costumes are more than an icebreaker; they’re an escape. They transpose…

How to Clean Antique Jewelry

How to Clean Antique Jewelry

Your antique jewelry is only as valuable as you want it to be, meaning your level of care determines its resale value and worth. If any of your pieces are sentimental, then they are priceless and irreplaceable, so caring for them is even more crucial.   To preserve the beauty of antique diamond jewelry, follow…

Information on How to Find and Collect Antique or Estate Jewelry

It all starts with an heirloom   When a little girl gets a unique piece of jewelry from an elder family member like an aunt or a grandmother, the sentiment stays with her forever. This is why you find many women almost addicted to finding rare, beautiful estate jewelry.   As we grow, we obtain…