Category Archives: Jewelry

An Engagement Ring Story Like No Other!

Colleen and “J.” live on top of the world or about as close to it as you can possibly get. Their home is located in the Canadian Arctic (Iqaluit in theCanadian territory of Nunavut). Average monthly temperatures in Iqaluit are … Continue reading

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Down Memory Lane: Wedding Rings Throughout the Ages

Throughout the ages, couples have commemorated marriages with rings worn on the fourth finger of the left hand. The earliest of these love tokens were plain iron circles, hard stone intaglios, or a rings with two right hands clasped.  Our ancient ancestors selected … Continue reading

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A LOOK THROUGH OUR LOUPE: A Buyer’s Guide to Purchasing Authentic Antique & Vintage Diamond Engagement Rings

The popularity of antique and vintage diamond engagement rings has grown tremendously in recent years driven by consumers seeking a unique look or story, extraordinary craftsmanship, or a potential investment vehicle.  As demand for antique and vintage engagement rings has risen, … Continue reading

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Down Memory Lane: Insects & Animals as Ornament

Ever wondered what it might feel like to wear a necklace made from dried beetles?  Would you find it beautiful, creepy, a little of both?  It would surely grab attention and generate lots of quizzical stares and conversation.   Alternatively, … Continue reading

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On the Road with TMA: Brimfield, MA Antique Show

If you have treasure hunting in your blood, you need to go to the Brimfield Antique show.  In fact, you should add it to your bucket list right now and immediately start planning your trip to the next show. Three … Continue reading

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Wearing Antique & Vintage Jewelry: Selecting the Perfect Ring for You

Have you ever tried on a dress that looked amazing on the rack only to discover that it looked horrible on?  Perhaps it was the wrong color, the wrong fit, the wrong look.  Well, selecting the perfect antique & vintage … Continue reading

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