Monday April 14, 2014
Naturally when it comes to me recommending where to buy a piece of fine vintage jewelry, I would first suggest checking out my shop. Though I realize full well there are a ton of amazing places and dealers to shop from. Whether they are on Etsy, or right around the corner from your house, a great piece of quality vintage jewelry is not far away! Learn more here about those places here.
Friday April 11, 2014
I am so happy to officially announce that I have been chosen as the new About.com Jewelry Expert! My name is Lauren, and I am the owner and operator of Ageless Heirlooms, an antique jewelry business that specializes in all sorts of fine jewelry. Take a minute to learn more about me on my profile page, and come say hello on my Facebook page!
I will be sharing with all of you my extensive knowledge about the jewelry industry and hope to shed more light on the vintage jewelry aspect of the business. Bear with me as I begin to organize the current content of this page in a way that makes more sense. I will be updating some information as well as adding more relevant content as time goes on.
So who loves vintage jewelry?! I certainly do, and that's why my first contribution to the About.com network is an article about the differences between antique, vintage, and estate.
Tuesday April 30, 2013
Archaeologists discovered this 2,000 year old gold, pearl and emerald earring in the ruins of a building in Jerusalem. So much of today's jewelry resembles ancient styles, especially jewelry from designers who are inspired by historical pieces, like Amrita Singh (the first-century collar necklace in the ancient jewelry gallery looks a lot like her gold and ruby necklace from 2006). Another example -- a gold bracelet found in Pompeii, which resembles a corsage bracelet that Maggie Gyllenhaal wore to the premiere of The Dark Knight. Fine jewelry is timeless, and we're seeing a growing trend towards "new" styles that mimic past looks.
Ancient Jewelry Gallery
Photo by IAA via Getty Images
Monday April 29, 2013
Four important factors that are considered when judging a diamond's quality and value are color, clarity, cut, and carat weight, commonly called the Four Cs. This eCourse takes you step-by-step through the Four Cs, with materials arriving in your in-box once each week for four weeks. Work at your own pace to complete the reading and sort out the facts. Are you're ready to start exploring the world of diamonds?