Category Archives: Jewellery

What are Antique, Heirloom, Period Jewellery and Collectibles?

When discussing older jewellery there are terms that are often used and should be defined.  What is the difference between antique, heirloom or period jewellery?  What are collectibles?

Vintage, Esate, Heirloom Bracelet

Vintage, Estate Bracelet Flickr photo MetalRiot

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Metals Used in Jewellery – Which is Best for You?

Pure gold or fine gold is 24 Karat.  What does 14K mean?   What is gold filled, gold-plated and rolled gold?  Why is sterling silver called 925?  What metals are part of the platinum group?

Gold and Silver Bars

Gold & Silver Flickr Photo by digitalmoneyworld

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How Can Traditional Jewelry Stores Make Changes to Survive?

The traditional jewellery industry must make changes if it is to succeed in the future.   According to Unity’s Jewellery Report for 2011, more money is being spent on jewellery, more people are buying jewellery, but overall each person is spending less.  How can the consumer be enticed to spend their money on jewellery?

Pendant Count Rushmore

Flickr Photo by Count Rushmore

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