Cameo Jewelry

When you think about cameo jewelry, typically the first thing that comes to mind is Great-Grandma’s shell cameo brooch with the portrait of a lady. But there are many other types of cameo jewelry. For example, rings, pendants, earrings, and bracelets. And, these are not necessarily just portraits. There are beautiful cameos depicting mythological […]

How to Identify Colored Gemstones

If you’ve been out there shopping flea markets and estate sales for fine jewelry, you’ve probably found items with colored gemstones. But are they real, synthetic or glass?

In this post we’re going to take a look at colored gemstones with regard to:

Different types of colored gemstones What to look for; What to […]

Collectible Mexican Jewelry

Most of the time when we think of Mexican jewelry, we think of the items produced for the souvenir shops. But did you know that fine Mexican jewelry dates to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and earlier? And while we typically think of Mexican jewelry being in silver, they also used gold, copper, and […]

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