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Mourning jewellery–poignant and highly collectable

November 16th, 2012 · No Comments

Queen Victoria ruled for almost 64 years, the longest in British history. The last 40 of them were spent in mourning for her beloved husband, Prince Albert, who died in 1861. And when she declared that mourning nationally should be for “the longest term in modern times”, it became not just a ritual but a […]

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Masriera – master jeweller

February 5th, 2009 · No Comments

The 1890s saw a renaissance in Barcelona, the Catalonian city becoming a centre for avant-garde art with its own version of Art Nouveau, which was turned Modernisme. At around the same time, a jeweller named Lluis Masriera – the creator of these jewels – was about to burst onto the scene. The third generation of a family of jewellers – his grandfather, Josep, had founded the business in 1839 – Masriera was truly gifted.

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Tags: Art Nouveau · Jewellery

Buying gemstones with a guide to all that’s good and not so good

October 20th, 2006 · No Comments

by Christopher Proudlove©A week in some far off foreign destination beckons. But just as important as cancelling the milk and ordering the foreign currency is finding a good guide book – it can make the difference between a holiday that is good and one that’s great. If there’s room in your suitcase for another guide […]

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Lea Stein – jewellery that’s fantastic plastic

November 2nd, 2005 · 19 Comments

by Christopher Proudlove©Español | Deutsche | Français | Italiano | Português Punch the name Lea Stein into eBay and there are currently 188 of the Paris designer’s funky celluloid brooches up for sale. And that’s part of the problem. Can they really all be real? The problem with eBay is that you’re on your own […]

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Tags: Jewellery · Lea Stein · Plastic