Found 76 articles matching Jewelry category.
  • Apr 21 2008
  • 21 Apr 2008

Shell Cameo, Jewelry History

Cameos are jewelry carved with a raised image. The word cameo comes from the Hebrew/Arabic word “kameo” meaning amulet or charm. They come in several materials and date back to Ancient Greece and Rome. They were usually were carved from a hard stone like agate, as well as glass.

  • Apr 19 2008
  • 19 Apr 2008

waltham watch company

american waltham watch open face gold pocket watch

  • Feb 27 2008
  • 27 Feb 2008

Elgin watch question

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  • Feb 24 2008
  • 24 Feb 2008

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.

  • Jan 18 2008
  • 18 Jan 2008

Charms of the President

When speaking of the charms of the president of the United States, it is usually more of a warm feeling than a physical item. But, no, I am referring to the small commemorative item worn on a bracelet. For a while, presidents gave these out as well as cuff links and tie bars.

The examples of charms I have go back to the Kennedy, Nixon and Reagan eras.

  • Nov 15 2007
  • 15 Nov 2007

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend…

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend…

Needless to say you have seen and heard this quote many times and it is true. In the collecting world jewelry it’s golden whether it’s gold or not. There are so many categories of jewelry it is mind boggling! All people (yes men too!) collect jewelry in some form or another.