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    May 23, 2020

    History is filled with examples where rulers have, in moments of crisis, resorted to debasing the coinage

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    May 22, 2020

    Moot point. They WILL be recovered.

    Eventually Titanic valuables WILL be recovered (and treasured) just as King Tut's treasures were stolen from his tomb. At one point or another they will

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    Apr 28, 2020

    May Jewel of the Month 2011| Prince William & Kate Middleton

    May Jewel of the Month 2011 | Kate Middleton borrowed the Queen's Halo Tiara | Acorn Earrings by Robinson Pelham....

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    Apr 28, 2020

    Antique Gold work Changed the Course of Jewelry Design

    Antique Gold Work Provide Jewelry History Dating Clues

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    Apr 25, 2020

    December Jewel of the Month 2010

    Lalique December Jewel of the Month 2010 on Antique Jewelry Investor...

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    Apr 25, 2020

    جوهرة شهر أكتوبر ٢٠١٠

    جوهرة شهر أكتوبر ٢٠١٠ عقد من الماس و الزمرد من جهان

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    Apr 18, 2020

    The Duchess of Windsor Collection - For the Love of Wallis

    Wallis Simpson: The Duchess of Windsor Collection, Cartier Panther Gemstone Jewelry.....

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    Apr 18, 2020

    The Three Graces Gold & Garnet Classsic Antique Jewelry

    The Three Graces means a “pleasing” or “charming” appearance of a fertile field or garden. The three Graces refer to: Aglaia (Brightness), Euphrosyne (Joyfulness), and Thalia (Bloom).


    Lisa Stockhammer-Mial’s Three Graces ring, given her on Mother’s Day by her husband.

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    Apr 18, 2020

    Carl Faberge Eggs - Lay It On!

    Faberge Eggs Cracked | A New Faberge Egg Every Year!

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    Apr 17, 2020

    The Three Graces first Commissioned by Jospehine Bonaparte


    The Three Graces, sculpture, Antonio Canova, 1814 – 17, Italy. Museum no. A.4-1994. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

    The first version of this piece was commissioned by one of the Georgian era's most famous women, Joséphine de Beauharnais, who was by then the divorced first wife of Napoleon. In May 1814, before Antonio Canova had completed the sculpture, De Beauharnais died. John Russell, the 6th Duke of Bedford, visited Canova's studio in Rome in December that year and, impressed by the artistry of The Three Graces, told Canova he wanted to acquire the finished marble. De Beauharnais' son, Prince Eugène de Beauharnais, also wanted to buy the group his mother had commissioned, so Canova offered to make the Duke of Bedford a 'replica with alterations'.
    Soon after he accepted this offer, in January 1815, the Duke wrote to the artist saying,
    "I frankly declare that I have seen nothing in ancient or modern sculpture that has given me more pleasure … I leave the variations in the group … entirely to your judgment, but I hope that the true grace that so particularly distinguishes this work will be completely preserved."

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    Apr 16, 2020

    So You Thought Antique Cameo was Auld-Lang-Syne?
    Antique Cameo Emerges as the New Contemporary Heroine

    Ask Rhianna - the heroine of the contemporary Antique Cameo resurgence...


    Cameo Champion-Rhianna


    Antique Jewelry Investor Heroine ANTIQUE Cameo

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    Antique Cameo Emerges as the New Contemporary Heroine"

    Apr 15, 2020

    When the Viusal Impression Goes Deeper Than Sight?
    It's a Work of Art!

    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 pendant in the above photo was made by master medalist Oscar Roty, and capped with the French word for Motherhood - ‘Maternite”.
    The reverse of the artwork features a wreath of roses, the universal symbol of love.

    Apr 15, 2020

    Crisis Event For Passengers On The Titanic

    Passengers on the Titanic - When 'Heart of the Ocean' was recovered from the Titanic site...

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    Apr 15, 2020

    Information on Pearls | Antique Jewelry Investor

    Information on Pearls, Natural Pearls, Mikimoto Pearls, Cultured Pearls...

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    Apr 15, 2020

    Caring for Pearls Tips

    Caring for Pearls Tips, Natural Pearls, Cultured Pearls & Freshwater Pearls

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    Apr 11, 2020

    Art Nouveau Jewelry | Antique Jewelry Investor

    Invest in Art Nouveau Jewelry | They're Not Making It Anymore!

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    Apr 11, 2020

    This Princie is Causing a Problem for Christie's

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    Apr 11, 2020

    Famous Engagement Rings

    Famous Engagement Rings & The Women Who Inspired Them...

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    Apr 11, 2020

    There's No Impurities! So Then Why's A Pink Diamond Pink?

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    Mar 18, 2020

    Heaven on Earth Australian Akoya Pearl

    Australian Akoya Pearls are grown in limited numbers on the mid-north coast of New South Wales in Australia – unlike Japanese Akoya Pearls, they do not undergo maeshori - this means 'before treatment’ in Japanese. While techniques vary, this treatment usually involves soaking pearls in hydrogen peroxide and/or methyl alcohol, mineral salts, and ammonia, or alternately heating and chemically treating the gems in order to reduce the space between the nacre platelets.

    Good Water Quality Results in Healthy Oysters and High-Quality Australian Akoya Pearls. Environmental management is critical to High-Quality Akoya Pearls.

    Australian Akoya Pearls display a high-quality luster due to thicker nacre, which is achieved through longer growth times for the oysters. The Akoya pearl oyster (Pinctada imbricata) is native to NSW waters. Australian Akoya pearl farmers of NSW, recognize their responsibility to farm pearls in a sustainable and responsible manner.

    Best practice long-line farming method eliminates the need for treated timber infrastructure, prevents entanglement and minimizes water obstacles for dolphins, whales, and turtles.

    Australian Akoya Pearls in NSW are seeded using an organic bead made from mussel shells. Plus, Australian Akoya pearls are processed on-site using a completely natural walnut and saline mixture to remove protein residue.

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    Mar 18, 2020

    Power in Oldness

    Call it 'Saudade'...Call it Whatever You Like...There's Wisdom Power in Oldness

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    Mar 14, 2020

    Mohs Scale of Hardness

    Low down on the Mohs Scale - The Hardness of Gemstones and Minerals...

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    Mar 11, 2020

    Moissanite Diamonds | High-End Diamond Imitation

    Moissanite Diamonds | 'ME-TOO' Lab-Diamond with More Fire than Natural Diamond

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    Mar 10, 2020

    2021 - Old Gold Problem in India

    Old Gold in India might be a problem in 2021. It may become difficult to sell old gold jewelry without a BIS logo because, from January 2021, jewelers across India can only sell hallmarked gold items. Are retailers and buyers ready?


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    Mar 10, 2020

    Gold in India is Glittering

    Firms Join The Great Gold Rush As Gold in India Glitters Again...

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    Mar 10, 2020

    Rare Argyle Pink Diamonds

    Just Ask Laurence Graff! Argyle Pink Diamonds are the Rarest & Prettiest Coloured Diamonds in the world....

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    Mar 08, 2020

    Antique Jewelry Repair

    For Antique Jewelry | Repair To A Reputable Jeweler Experienced in Repairing Antique & Vintage Jewelry.

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    Mar 06, 2020

    Never Mind Meghan Markle. Wallis Simpson Reigns Victorious.

    Not only did Wallis Simpson rock the British Royal Family to its core - Wallis Simpson catapulted Cartier's Iconic Panther Gemstone Jewelry to Fame in the process.


    Wallis Simpson and King Edward

    https://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/luxury/article/3073943/forget-meghan-markle-wallis-simpson-shook-british-royal

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    Mar 02, 2020

    How To Sell Jewelry For Profit

    How to Sell Jewelry To Maximize Your Return On Investment

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    Mar 02, 2020

    October Jewel of the Month 2011

    October Jewel of the Month 2011 | Bulgari Antique Coin Necklace | Be Inspired with Bulgari Antique Coin Necklace...

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    Mar 01, 2020

    Georgian Jewelry | Empire | Empress Josephine de Beauharnais

    Georgian Jewelry | Reflects The Great Age of French Aristocracy in the 18th-19th Century...

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    Feb 29, 2020

    Invest In Georgian Jewelry - An Incomparable Investment

    Invest in Georgian Jewelry - It Will Never Lose Its Value

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    Feb 29, 2020

    The Gem Opal June Jewel Of The Month 2012

    Black Gem Opal is Back | June Jewel of the Month 2012 | Aurora Australis Black Opal Gem That Calls Australia Home!

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    Feb 29, 2020

    The Grading Pearls 8 Step Protocol

    Eight Step Grading Pearls Protocol | Pearl Grading Made Easy. Size Matters Here...

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    Feb 29, 2020

    How to Invest Money In Antique Jewelry

    How to Invest Money in Antique Jewelry, 20th Century Jewelry and Natural Pearls? Don't Follow the 5-second Rule!

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    Feb 28, 2020

    Is it Authentic Antique Jewelry?

    Is it Authentic, Reproduction or Fake? This is What You Should Know When Buying Antique Jewelry...

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    Feb 28, 2020

    Antique Gold Jewelry - They're Not Making It Anymore!

    Invest in Antique Gold Jewelry, Vintage Jewelry, You can See, Touch and Wear...

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    Feb 28, 2020

    The History of Jewelry

    The History of Jewelry in the Grammar of Her | Jewelry Past, Present & Future

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    Feb 28, 2020

    Antique Jewelry Investor: The Investing in Antique Jewelry Guide

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

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    Feb 28, 2020

    Natural Abalone Pearls - They're Blue!

    Natural Abalone Pearls | Breathtaking Blue Gem Pearls of the Sea

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    Feb 28, 2020

    Bittersweet Hope Diamond

    The fancy dark grayish-blue Hope Diamond is one killer gem. |The Facts about The Hope Diamond...

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    Feb 27, 2020

    K.C. Bell on Natural Pearls

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    Feb 27, 2020

    natural abalone pearl

    natural abalone pearl from pacific ocean

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    Feb 27, 2020

    natural abalone pearl

    natural abalone pearl from pacific ocean

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    Feb 26, 2020

    Identifying Natural Pearls from Cultured

    Identifying Natural Pearls, Rare "orients" or "wild" Pearls by measuring the thickness of the nacre coating of pearls

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    Feb 25, 2020

    Antique Jewelry Buying Basics | Antique Jewelry Investor

    Antique Jewelry Buying Basics | What you need to know before you go and furnish the Antique Jewelry Dealers Cash Register...

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    Feb 25, 2020

    History of the Gold Fix

    The History of the Gold Fix Is Bizarre. Nothing much has changed since 1919!

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    Feb 25, 2020

    The London Gold Fix

    The London GOLD FIX Simply Explained...

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    Feb 25, 2020

    Hallmarking in Great Britain | Expert Guide

    Information on Hallmarking in Great Britain from the Goldsmiths' Company

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