How to recognize vintage watches?
01 May 2014
How do I recognize vintage watches? That’s a good question, one that needs some clarification first before understanding the answer. If you’re not a watch collector or someone who is familiar with old watches, then you’ll first need to educate yourself how to distinguish between a vintage watch and an imitation vintage watch before you buy one. Otherwise, you can easily end up paying too much. WHAT MAKES A WATCH VINTAGE? The main defining feature of a vintage watch is […]
The Importance of Jewelry Appraisal
07 April 2014
Many times people are stumped on whether or not they should have their jewelry appraised. The answer is not only simple, but quite clear when all things are considered. If your jewelry is of any value then you should definitely have it appraised. This is especially true if it is, or if you plan to have it insured. When you have your jewelry appraised there will be a detailed record of the piece. It will have a full description and […]
What are the most popular cuts for a diamond?
20 March 2014
There are four C’s attributed to a diamond – cut, clarity, colour, and carat. Of the four, it is the cut that defines the look and feel of a diamond. The term cut refers to two things in the diamond industry. First, is used to describe the shape of a diamond like for instance you can call a specific diamond an emerald cut diamond. Cut is also used is to describe the reflective features of a diamond and this specific […]
All about Pearls
07 March 2014
Pearls have been in existent for over a thousand years. Amongst the gems in existence, a pearl is the only living gem born out of living organisms generally known as Mollusks, they are mostly made up of nacre. Conchiolin is secreted from the mollusks, which when hardens forms the shiny structure of the pearl. Essentially, pearls are created from pearl oysters. The Japanese first discovered how to produce cultured pearls, thereby making them available to everyone who can afford it. […]
What Is the Difference between Antique and Vintage Jewellery?
20 February 2014
Through the ages, people have always adorned themselves with different kinds of jewelleries, from the wedding ring that couples wear every day to the heirlooms that we only get to use on very special occasions. However, do you know how to categorize your favourite jewellery pieces? Just like furniture and other antiques, jewellery is generally categorized via a royalty period era. For example, some jewelleries are tagged as Edwardian, Georgian, or Victorian. The major difference between antique and vintage jewellery […]