Tips for Organizing Your Jewelry Collection

Tips for Organizing Your Jewelry Collection

Organizing your jewelry collection can seem like a big job; how do you manage to safely store your pieces without getting them all tangled or damaged? Here are a few tips to help you declutter and protect your jewelry collection: Sort through all of your jewelry The first thing you need to do is to…

What is Edwardian Jewelry?

What is Edwardian Jewelry?

Here at Frank Pollak & Sons, we’ve gone in-depth about the styles of art deco jewelry and art nouveau jewelry, two fashion trends that were widely popular in the early 20th century. But there was also a third jewelry style around this time—Edwardian. Named for the then-King of England, King Edward VII (1901-1910), Edwardian jewelry…

The History of Choker Necklaces

The History of Choker Necklaces

Anyone who was alive in the 1990s remembers the choker—the staple necklace of nearly every girl embracing grunge fashion. But the choker wasn’t just a 90’s fashion trend; they’ve actually been around for thousands of years. Ancient Mesopotamian and Egyptian Chokers Chokers were there at the beginning of human civilization. Often made out of gold…

Cocktail Rings vs. Dinner Rings

Cocktail Rings vs. Dinner Rings

In the 1920s and 1930s, two new types of rings came onto the scene: the cocktail ring and the dinner ring. Many people confuse the two, assuming that they’re the same, but in reality, they have distinct styles, and came about in distinct periods of time. Cocktail Rings Cocktail rings are flashy; they have a…

The Different Types of Cufflinks

The Different Types of Cufflinks

Cufflinks are both functional and decorative, but not all cufflinks are created equal. There are several different types of cufflinks that you should be aware of before you buy or wear a new pair. Whale Back Also known as airplane backs, whale back cufflinks are one of the most common kinds of cufflinks. It has…

World’s Second-Largest Diamond Discovered

World’s Second-Largest Diamond Discovered

Lucara Diamond Corp. has recently unearthed the second-largest diamond ever discovered in its Karowe mine in Botswana, but that doesn’t mean it will fetch a record-breaking price. The Diamond At 1,758 carats, the diamond found in the Karowe mine is the second-largest ever discovered. It’s about the size of a tennis ball, and it weighs…

How to Care for Your Antique Jewelry

How to Care for Your Antique Jewelry

Your antique or vintage jewelry are among your most prized possession. While you want to be able to wear them, you also want to make sure they stay as beautiful and brilliant as they did the day you bought it. To make sure of this, follow these steps to properly care for and preserve your…

The History Behind Art Nouveau Jewelry

The History Behind Art Nouveau Jewelry

We’ve discussed the story behind art deco jewelry, but before art deco came along, art nouveau was the trending style of the day. A short-lived design that was worn only by select members of society, art nouveau was nevertheless a fascinating and brilliant period of jewelry design. The Beginning of Art Nouveau Art Nouveau (“new…

The Best Mother’s Day Jewelry

The Best Mother’s Day Jewelry

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to show your mom your love than a nice piece of jewelry? Here are our suggestions for choosing the perfect jewelry for this Mother’s Day. Nature-themed jewelry Whether it’s a nice pair of flower earrings or an exquisite butterfly brooch, a nature-themed piece of…

The Ultimate Guide to Pearls

The Ultimate Guide to Pearls

A pair of pearls can class up any look, but there’s an art to it. These days there’s a tremendous variety of pearls, and certain kinds are best for certain people. Luckily, we’ve assembled a simple guide to help you select the right pearls for you or your special someone. Akoya Pearls These are the…