2016

About Me
Artistic Style: Defining and Evaluating Artistic  Style in Jewelry

My name is Jess. When I was a little girl, my mum had an antique shop, and I loved sitting by her side as she refinished some objects, researched others to price them and haggled with customers. When I grew up, I realised my passions resided in the realm of jewelry. I made a few pieces and dabbled in welding and design, but ultimately, I realised I am a curator rather than a designer. I decided to follow my mum in my career path. Now, I travel to flea markets and boot sales, selling jewelry I've found at estate sales, charity shops and the like. I don't focus on the precious jewels. Instead, I'm all about artistry and style. If you want to learn about it and other topics, check out my posts.

Archive

The Best Tips for Buying a Vintage Watch

29 December 2016
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Buying a vintage watch can be a challenge, as you can't just put a watch under a light and note its overall character, as you might do with diamonds and other gemstones. However, there are a few things you can keep in mind when it comes to buying vintage watches so you can reduce your risk of being fleeced, and "wind up" with a watch that you'll love for years to come. Read More …

When Prongs Go Wrong: When And How To Have Damaged Ring Prongs Repaired

8 July 2016
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A ring with a precious stone setting can be a truly beautiful thing, but you'll probably forget all about the beauty if your expensive stone falls out and disappears down the plughole. Keeping the prongs of your stone's setting in top condition is vital for the safety and appearance of your ring, but damaged prongs can be difficult to detect if you don't know what to look for. Fortunately, jewellery repair specialists are more than capable of repairing damaged prongs, keeping you ring beautiful and your stone safe. Read More …