Category: Antique Jewellery

Our Guide to Caring for Antique Jewellery and Gemstones

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Early 20th century yellow gold sapphire & rose cut diamond floral brooch

Often, jewellery and gemstones are more fragile than other types of antiques. It’s still relatively easy to prevent damage once you know what not to do. Fragile gemstones or crystal beads shatter if hit against a hard surface. A soft, 18-carat gold ring wears paper-thin if worn constantly, especially if it lies next to another ring… continue reading »

Rare 15th Century brooch found beside moat to be auctioned

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A rare 15th century gold heart-shaped brooch will be auctioned on 23rd August at Hansons Auctioneers. The exquisite high carat jewel is inlaid with white enamel and engraved with the French inscription honor et ioie (Honour and Joy). Discovered in 2016, just outside the moat of Kirby Muxloe Castle, Leicestershire.‎ “The jewel was found by a metal detectorist on land bordering the… continue reading »

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