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Days of The Brooch Are Not Over: Modern Refreshing Ways to Use Brooches & Pins

Tanzy Ward

Days of The Brooch Are Not Over: Modern Refreshing Ways to Use Brooches & Pins

    The glory days of the brooch are not gone. In fact, there are new refreshing ways to wear them for endless inspiration. In ancient times, brooches were used as a functional item to hold pieces of cloth together, but by the 14th century many wealthy people wore them with gemstones as a social status statement. Eventually, brooches became a popular accessory created with imitation stones such as rhinestones. As time went on, the aesthetic of the brooch eventually included looks such as the black and gold engraved Victorian era mourning brooches and monogrammed c-clasp pins of the 1900's....


Highlight: The Fascinating Victorian Jewelry Era History

Tanzy Ward

Highlight: The Fascinating Victorian Jewelry Era History

    The Victorian jewelry era (1837-1901), was named after Queen Victoria, whose reign lasted from 1837-1901. Queen Victoria is the second longest ruling monarch, and there were three periods within the Victorian Jewelry era that were greatly inspired by her.  (Painting of Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria ruled from 1837 to 1901, Getty Images) The Romantic Era (1837-60), celebrated the monarch's love with the love of her life, Prince Albert. This era of Victorian jewelry was full of sentimental and symbolic jewelry, such as the engagement ring Prince Albert gave his new bride. The serpent engagement ring symbolized eternity, and...


Jewelry Preservation: Tips For Antique & Vintage Jewelry Care

Tanzy Ward

Jewelry Preservation: Tips For Antique & Vintage Jewelry Care

  Antique & vintage jewelry are limited collectibles that were often constructed with excellent craftsmanship, and a part of cherished memories. Unfortunately, there are countless antique & vintage accessories that are no longer in good wearable condition due to improper care or mishandling. The responsibility of preserving vintage & antique jewelry is ultimately up to the owner and keeping the jewelry in great condition can allow us to cherish the collectibles for decades to come. One does not have to fret and be overwhelmed with how to take care of heirlooms, but there are certain tips to keep in mind...