Jewelry Articles

History + Art + Jewelry = Stirrups

History + Art + Jewelry = Stirrups

British born jeweler Richard Roney-Dougal and his wife Roz have spent their lives around horses so it was only natural they chose something from the equestrian world as inspiration for jewelry they designed. "Stirrups?" I asked Richard. "Why?" It began after a visit to the Kentucky Horse Park where he viewed an exhibit of items from the Queen of England's collection of equestrian historical artifacts. A lover of history, Richard began to ponder the development of the stirrup. For two to three years he conducted research by visiting museums and reading whatever materials he could get his hands on. I...

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RHAPSODY

RHAPSODY

Like you, I've been house-bound.  Can I take a minute of your time to share some things of beauty?  Please click on the video below to play.   Until later. Fondly,JoyceMany thanks to Juliette Sutherland of Juliette Films, and to my friend Roseanne Vanikiotis for musical inspiration.

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Suffragette Jewelry

Suffragette Jewelry

She's a savvy business woman: successful, intelligent, politically aware. And she's interested in Suffragette Jewelry. Why? Because it's lovely, and more importantly, because it represents a milestone in the history of women's rights. 2020 is the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment which guaranteed voting rights for women. I've been on the lookout for pieces for Christine to no avail.  Last week she brought in the brooch she recently found (above). I was so excited. "Let's do an email on Suffragette Jewelry!", I said, without a moment's hesitation. The Suffragette Movement: In the early 1900's, women mobilized...

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The Language of Love ~ Victorian Acrostic Jewelry

The Language of Love ~ Victorian Acrostic Jewelry

  She needn't look up to know he'd entered the room.    Discretely, she glanced his way, not wishing to appear forward.  After all, they'd only recently been properly introduced. Tall and gallant, he was by far the handsomest man she'd ever met.  And an accomplished officer of impeccable repute! But wait, what was this?!??  He bowed to his hostess and abruptly left the room.  Her heart sank.  Thoughts of never seeing him again were unbearable. Waves of dizziness overcame her, rendering her faint.  Not wishing to alarm, she found a chair in the back of the room and picked up...

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REAL diamonds, or are they?

REAL diamonds, or are they?

 

You need to know this if you're ever thinking of purchasing diamond jewelry again.

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