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Jun 08, 2017

What is Fair Trade?

A lot of people know about fair trade, but not necessarily what the overall importance is.  With the increase in awareness, more companies have either...

Jun 01, 2017

How Can I Recycle My Jewelry?

Sometimes we just need to do a cleanse and get rid of some stuff including our jewelry collections. As much as it hurts us to...

Dec 05, 2016

History of African Jewlery

Africa has produced some of the most riveting jewelry in the world in part because of the ubiquity of high quality natural resources available combined...

Nov 09, 2016

What is a Chatelaine?

Chatelaines takes its name after ‘La Chatelaine,’ the French female head of the household who was in charge of keys and other items. Chatelaines actually...

Nov 09, 2016

History of Japanese Jewelry

Compared to other aspects of culture and compared to other countries, Western jewelry trends did not hit Japan until recently. That also means that Japanese...

Nov 09, 2016

History of Egyptian Jewelry

With its rich history and cultural influence, it should come to no surprise that Egyptian jewelry is just as big and heavily embellished as one would imagine....

Nov 08, 2016

Queen Victoria's Influence on Jewelry

In 1870, following the death of Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert, the queen requested a small diamond crown, which is one of the Crown Jewels...

Nov 08, 2016

Is it Sappharine or Saphiret?

Saphiret is a unique type of glass often used in vintage costume jewelry. It was first created in the late 1800s by melting gold and...

Nov 08, 2016

The History of Saddle Rings

Although archery is often depicted as a Native American activity in pop media, they also have origins in Chinese lore, particularly during ancient times in...

Nov 08, 2016

Art Nouveau Vintage Jewelry

Perhaps Art Nouveau jewelry doesn’t receive the cultural recognition it quite deserves because it held a rather short peak of popularity, from 1890 to about...

Nov 08, 2016

What is Jelly Belly Jewelry?

Jelly Belly is often used to describe colorful cabochons and moonstones, but the official definition of a Jelly Belly piece is one that is made...

Nov 08, 2016

What is Milk Glass Jewelry?

Milk glass was first invented in Venice in the 1700s and, despite its name’s suggestion, came in a variety of colors like blue, pink, brown...

Nov 08, 2016

The Unique History of the Cameo

Cameo jewelry has been around for thousands of years, as far back in time as humans were able to carve depictions into stone and rock....

Nov 08, 2016

History of Art Deco Vintage Jewelry

The Modernist Movement of the 1920s can be best characterized by vintage Art Deco jewelry, with its bold and geometric style. Clothes and hairstyle moved...

Nov 08, 2016

Capiz Shell and Fair Trade Jewelry

Capiz shells, otherwise known as windowpane oysters, are a popular type of fair trade jewelry originating from Asia, particularly the Philippines. The oyster shells usually...

Nov 08, 2016

Jewelry in Indian Culture

Jewelry has a rich history in India due to the country’s abundance in metals and gems dating back to 2000 B.C. and earlier. Indian jewelry...

Nov 07, 2016

The Birth of the Aurora Borealis Stone

One of the world’s most natural and beautiful experiences is seeing the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) during a cool fall night. That same beauty inspired...

Nov 04, 2016

1970s Unique Jewelry Styles

Mimicking the dance moves and clothes of the decade, jewelry style in the 1970s was outlandish, proud and boisterous. This was the era of statement,...

Oct 21, 2016

How Was Costume Jewelry Created and Why?

If we define costume jewelry (otherwise known as fashion jewelry) as inexpensive, complementary or substitute jewelry, then costume jewelry has been around for hundreds of...