28-Carat Kashmir Sapphire sets Price-Per-Carat Record at Sotheby’s Auction
NEW YORK – An exceptional, Kashmir sapphire and diamond ring sold for $5,093,000 on April 29 at Sotheby’s, setting a new world auction record price […]
Rinker on Collectibles: Our Future Relies on Kids Collecting
On Saturday, May 25, 2013, Linda and I drove from Kentwood to 1350 West Randolph Street, Chicago, home of the Randolph Street Market Festival. It […]
Victorians Mourning Their Dead Monumental To Mundane
Although paying hommage to the dead goes back as far as recorded time, we are probably most familiar with the widow in mourning, all dressed in black, of the mid 19th century, who was destined to wear black for the rest of her life, or at least a significant part of it.