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Ravishing Rubies

Although the word ‘ruby’ simply means ‘red’ in Latin, this precious stone can be found in a range of shades from pale pink to a deep red known as ‘pigeon’s blood’. 341 more words


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A Brief History of Gold Part 3

Welcome to part 3 of a brief history of gold. For parts 1 click here; for part 2 click here.

Historically, gold may have been maintained by the well-to-do, but that has never stopped the rest of the world from trying to acquire it. 316 more words

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Flower Designs in Antique Essex Crystal

Having spent some time among the animals and birds, why don’t we stroll through an Essex crystal flower garden?

This charming Victorian piece is actually a parasol handle! 478 more words


The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars

As soon as I placed the gold filigreed necklace around my neck, I felt it.

A whoosh of sweet air, a heaviness around my legs, a flutter to my heart. 279 more words

Antique and Vintage Essex Crystal: Birds

Birds were another favorite subject for reverse carved Essex crystal jewelry. The Victorian pieces in particular portrayed game birds, hunting being a popular sport of the times (as seen in the… 542 more words