Symbolic Antique Jewelery

Throughout the art history there is an overwhelming presence of dogs as status symbols and pets in painting mainly. In the Western culture, dogs were brought to houses and were allowed to live in the house and cherished as part of the family. We think of dogs as “man’s best friend” but this hasn’t been the only perception of man’s furry, domesticated companion. […]

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Glass Jewelery and the Art Deco Jewelry

Art Deco Jewelery: https://www.1stdibs.com/blogs/the-study/art-deco-jewelry/ Bright colors and geometric patterns characteristic of Art Deco jewelry expressed the confident and free-thinking tenor of the Roaring 1920s. There were many influences on Art Deco jewelry that actually began to take shape about a decade earlier. In 1909, Serge Diaghilev brought the Ballet Russes to Paris, and women went […]

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Taxco Silver

Taxco Silver (compare to champagne), early American Silver came from Mexican, similar to native american b/c same silver until german settlers came in and brought their trade routes. The city of Taxco, Guerrero in Mexico is known for producing the “champagne” of mexican silvers. Usually referred to as simply “taxco,” (pronounced like, “tasco”) taxco silver […]

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Cabochon: The Popular Cut You’ve Seen EveryWhere but Never Heard Of

A cabochon (/ˈkæbəˌʃɒn/), from the Middle French word caboche (meaning “head”), is a gemstone which has been shaped and polished as opposed to faceted. The resulting form is usually a convex (rounded) obverse with a flat reverse. Cutting en cabochon (French: “in the manner of a cabochon”) is usually applied to opaque gems, while faceting […]

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All You Need to Know About Antique Cocktail Rings

Cocktail Ring (big stone and nothing else) — wide bands called “Cigar bands”, modernist because lack of detail (Clean and contemporary) Detail in refined parts as opposed to ornamentation, not decorative Cocktail rings are a little misplaced within the world of jewelry. Nobody has ever really been quite sure where they belong in the jewelry […]

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