antique jewelry

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First impressions and jewelry dreams

Sometimes first impressions go well, and sometimes not so much. However, it's in those first few moments of meeting someone, experiencing something new, that our vulnerability allows us to take it all in.

Castellani grapevine necklace

Classic beauties and gems of 19th century jewelry

This article is written by renowned jewelry expert and author, C. Jeanenne Bell, G.G., and is an excerpt from the just-published new edition of Answers to Questions About Old Jewelry, 8th Ed. One of my favorite sections in the article appears near the beginning, where Bell states: “The jewelry of the 1860s and ’70s is...