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    Apr 14, 2018

    When Symmetry is Sacrificed for Color

    Put a Ceylon Sapphire on the table before an Antwerp diamond guy and within one second, he will pick up the stone and inspect through the x6 magnification of a jeweler's loupe. The facets of a Ceylon sapphire from a Diamond dealer's point of view, are so misproportioned that from his view the cutter might well have been drunk while cutting the stone. Actually, nothing could be further from the truth.

    You see, Ceylon sapphire cutters face a real dilemma: because the color often radiates from one portion of the stone; other portions of the stone may be pale or even colorless. The art of the master Ceylon sapphire cutter is to angle the piece of rough in such a way as to bring this shot of color closest to the table of the stone. The result: Symmetry is sacrificed for depth of color.

    Apr 07, 2018

    Jewelry design learns to fly in the Art Nouveau

    René Jules Lalique (6 April 1860, Ay, Marne – 1 May 1945, Paris) French glass designer and also one of the most original & influential jewelers of all time. Breaking the unspoken rule that jewelry was a trophy to showcase luxury he introduced a contradiction to hard surfaces through the medium of light; Lalique created movement through exceptional craftsmanship and choice of materials and in the process went where no jeweler had gone before. Through the visible region, we see as light, Lalique enabled for the first time, the contradictory notion of solid materials like metal to co-exist with flight.

    Spirit of the Wind - Lalique

    Painting by Maranov

    Dragonfly by Jar

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    Mar 26, 2018

    Antique Jewelry Investor: The Investing in Antique Jewelry Guide

    The Antique Jewelry Investor Global Resource - How To Invest in Antique Jewelry, 20th Century Jewelry and Pearls

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    Mar 26, 2018

    About Yvonne Eyre

    About Yvonne Eyre, Founder of Antique Jewelry Investor

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    Mar 26, 2018

    Orange Blossom by Traub Questions

    A Collection of Orange Blossom by Traub Questions

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    Mar 25, 2018

    Age of Cameo

    Information on Age and Dating Cameo Jewelry

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    Mar 21, 2018

    Discovery of the Pearl Cultivating Technique

    Australian discovery of the pearl cultivating technique on Thursday Island by William Saville-Kent

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    Mar 04, 2018

    The Oscar Roti Feeeling

    Jewelry speaks to the senses, but when the sparkle goes beyond the sense of sight and draws from us deep emotion it catapults the jewelry into a work of art.

    We catch a glimpse of the character and the temperament of the artist and can sense his tenderness and genius, and we behold a masterpiece!

    Louis Oscar Roty was a master medalist. Born in Paris in 1846, he was a master of both painting and sculpture and is considered today the world reigning master of medalists.

    His medals are to be found in nearly all major European museums, and there is a museum of his works, called the Museum of Oscar Roty, located in Jargeau, France; classified as works of art.

    The mother & child rendition in the above photo was made by Oscar Roty, and capped with the French word for Motherhood - ‘Maternite”.
    The reverse of the artwork features a wreath of roses, the historic symbol of Feeling, Emotion - Mother.

    Yvonne Eyre

    Mar 03, 2018

    Jewelry designer from Charleston, S.C. named Charles Kerrison.

    I have several pieces of jewelry signed CS and the original boxes with Charles Kerrison Jewelers of Charleston, SC. They are gold tone and/or rhodium plated.

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    Mar 03, 2018

    Questions on Majorica Pearls

    A Collection of Questions on Majorica Pearls

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    Feb 25, 2018

    Need help with an old ring!

    I bought this ring from a friend of family who was at the time 80 years old and that was about 20 years ago. I bought it for 50cents from her garage sale.

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    Feb 25, 2018

    What do the symbols on my necklace mean?

    I went to an awesome vintage shop earlier today and found this necklace I just had to have. I liked it instantly just because it was weird and different.

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    Feb 25, 2018

    Desperately seeking girl with umbrella with sparkling moon!

    I came upon a gold pendant necklace that had a little girl holding an umbrella. It had a crescent moon with 5 stones in it. I gave it to my daughter and

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    Feb 25, 2018

    Turquoise bracelet with inscription

    Hi, I found this turquoise bracelet at an Unclaimed Baggage store. The inside of the bangle is copper or brass. There is an inscription inlay on the front

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    Jan 14, 2018

    A Weiss Deception - Flacky Designer Costume Jewelry Fakes

    Wise Up to a WEISS Deception| Counterfeit Costume Jewelry not True Vintage Costume Jewelry....

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    Jan 04, 2018

    Rare Natural Pearls | One In A Million

    Rare Natural Pearls are one in a Million | Made entirely of Nacre which is a combination of aragonite or calcite with an organic binder called conchiolin

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    Dec 22, 2017

    Antique cameo broach

    My great grandfather, Eugene Albert Mollier, of Paris, France - an artist, musician and lapidary, a graduate of the Paris Conservatory of Art and Music,

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    Nov 17, 2017

    Back to Black Pearls

    Timeless Tahitian Black Pearls

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    Nov 17, 2017

    History of Wedding Rings

    What is the History of Wedding Rings? Antique betrothal rings were made of gold and introduced from the 2nd century onwards....

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    Oct 25, 2017

    Fijian Natural Pearls History?

    I grew up in Fiji. My father Donald McLoughlin O.B.E was the Solicitor General of Fiji and oversaw the writing of their Constitution upon independence.

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    Oct 11, 2017

    J. Lambert-Rucki Crucifix

    I recently acquired a cruxifix and on the back side it is inscribed with J. Lambert Rucki and at the very bottom in smaller letters the word France. I

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    Oct 04, 2017

    12kt gold antique yg pic with pearls and citrine stone

    very very old pic with a very unique cut citrine . also has 16 pearls around the stone never seen anything like it. asking 200 cash take it

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    Aug 25, 2017

    Power in Oldness

    Experiential Power in Oldness

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    Aug 21, 2017

    Is this a Mikimoto clasp?

    It is not the recognizable Mikimoto clasps I see on my vintage Mikimoto pearls, but my father purchased them in Japan for my mother in the early 1950s

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    Aug 17, 2017

    Antique Bracelet Questions

    A collection of antique or gold bracelet hallmark questions

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    Aug 17, 2017

    585 | 14k gold hallmark questions

    A collection of jewelry marked 585 | 14k gold mark

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    Aug 16, 2017

    ancient and very old jewelry and pearls

    A collection of ancient and very old jewelry and pearls

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    Aug 11, 2017

    antique ring from russia

    It is a gemstone measuring 40 carats. i have been researching it for about sixteen years. It is hand made russian gold and unusual markings on the inside

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    Aug 11, 2017

    Alexandrite Stone

    Information On Alexandrite Stone & Natural Russian Alexandrite

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    Aug 11, 2017


    Dear Sir, Iam in a possession of 570 Bahrain pearls, bought in late 60 s in Tripoli Fair-Libya, where I lived. Now I d like their appraisal. Please help.

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    Aug 09, 2017

    Roman Soldier Cameos

    A Ccollection of Roman Greek Soldier Cameos

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    Aug 02, 2017

    Find Your Beautiful

    Jun 26, 2017

    Lotus simulated pearls post 1964 made in England worth?

    What are lotus simulated pearls, post 1964 made in England worth?

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    Jun 12, 2017

    For Sale: 14k Yellow Gold Old Tiffany & Co. Nautical Tie Tac Pin

    14k Yellow Gold Old Tiffany & Co. Nautical Tie Tac Pin. It is marked T & Co. 14k. The gold content has been tested. It is approximately 1/2 wide and

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    Jun 10, 2017

    Tanishq Solitaires - Only One Love - Queen of Hearts Collection


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    Jun 04, 2017

    Selling Gorgeous Kramer vintage "emerald" and rhinestone necklace

    This gorgeous Kramer vintage emerald and rhinestone necklace is in very good condition. The sparkle and intense color of the stones in this necklace are

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    May 30, 2017

    Custom-Made Fancy Coloured Diamond Engagement Ring Set

    Advertise on the Jewelry Exchange Here... Stunning custom-made wedding ring set. The colour of this Natural gem diamond is AMAZING. The colour description

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    May 22, 2017

    Star sapphire diamond ring

    My mother has an vintage star sapphire diamond ring, we are not sure about the real value of this ring. Also we assume that this is a platinum ring but

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    May 22, 2017

    What is that symbol on ring?

    Hi my uncle found a very antique ring, it was all black and rusty and then i decided to clean it up. I want to know if anyone knows what the symbol on

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    May 20, 2017

    Ring by many goats

    Just wondering what this was it was my grandmothers

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    May 16, 2017

    Sara Burke

    Hi, I've written before but my email has contacting you because my husband's mother has been missing since February 1970 and I feel like there

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    May 11, 2017

    Gold signage ring: B.K & Co - 18 in a shield?

    Hi, I'm hoping to track down any information (date, maker name , etc) about a gold signet / seal ring that I inherited. My family tree runs back to Massachusetts,

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    Apr 27, 2017

    Mikimoto S hallmark

    Does the S on the clasp of a Mikimoto pearl necklace stand for silver or platinum? I'm getting opposing information from two different sources. Thanks

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    Apr 26, 2017

    Rare French Antique Cameo

    Rare French Antique Cameo making in Tours France...

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    Apr 21, 2017

    Colour Down Under

    Every color of the rainbow appears in Australia's national gemstone. Indeed, according to Aboriginal legend, the swirling colors of opal were created when a rainbow fell to earth. Australia produces 95% of the world's opals.

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    Apr 14, 2017

    It is our duty to appreciate and preserve the past.

    Recovery of items honours those that perished. It brings to the surface, the items that passengers, who died, could not do themselves. It completes their

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    Apr 12, 2017

    Symmetry Breaking - a defect or an inclusion?

    During the first hundredth of a second after the big bang physicists have determined the universe passed through 4 phases associated with the creation of each of the fundamental forces - electromagnetism, the weak and strong nuclear forces and gravity. Like water when it condenses from steam to liquid to ice, the universe like a gemstone became more asymmetric as it cooled. While passing through each of these phase changes, imperfections could have arisen, just as ice crystals show flaws in the packing of water molecules within them. Theorists propose that these ‘topological defects’ in space-time might include linear ‘cosmic strings’, one-sided magnetic ‘monopoles’ and twisted forms called ‘textures’.

    When we look through a microscope at a gemstone, we begin to see the crystal structure gives rise to defects within the stone, largely determined by the mass of the particles, background force field, etc in space-time. We call them ‘inclusions’ in gemological terms - but are they really "inclusions" or evidence of symmetry breaking; a simple defect of perfect crystal structure? Yvonne Eyre

    Mar 15, 2017

    The Jewelry of Umm Khalthum

    Arabic Jewelry of Classical Singer Umm KHALTHUM, famous arabic singer's Jewelry auctioned at Dubai's Emirates Towers....

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    Mar 15, 2017

    Laura Breitman Jewelry

    What are my rhinestone and jewelry worth?

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