Sunday, 3 May 2015

Bank Holiday Blues

Lets get down to some Bank Holiday Blues.. Well it is the Bank Holiday weekend for early May and its of course raining here in Solihull! Now do we expect anything else - no. It is not much to ask for a little sunshine and dry weather. To cheer you up our jewellery quote has a very vintage almost antiqued dark blue rhinestone brooch to covert. So what ever the weather, just enjoy this once in a lifetime weekend.

blue rhinestone brooch on our jewellery quote

Friday, 24 April 2015

Swimmimg with the fish - dolphin brooch

Hope you like our "swimming with the fish" dolphin brooch quote for today. Because it has been such a beautiful April with the weather warm and sunny. This quote was inspired by yesterdays activity. Cleaning the garden pond and filters. A yucky job. But I was surprised on how many fish we had left. Having caught the heron on the pond in February - it had managed to work its way through my heron pond defences!
So having just added this dolphin brooch to our fish jewellery collection last week. Here is the swimming with fish quote.


Sunday, 19 April 2015

China and china collecting

This collecting information blog post is entitled "China and china collecting" as that is the title of the paragraph in the Home furnishing and decoration book that the china identification marks below comes from. This old book is fabulous for helping the householder of the time. Published in the household reference library in London by The Fleetway House. I own 2 of the 6 books that were published in about the 1930s in this series. On Jewels and Finery we have china jewellery as well as antique and vintage china trinket boxes for sale. So I am always on the lookout for any information on china marks. these are quite old though but this information may be of use to someone. 

  China marks:
1,2,3 = Bow (Old Chelsea and Bow - To the 18 century belong may landmarks in the progress of the art. But amongst all the productions of that age lovers of old china are the fondest of Chelseaware, because of its charm and historic appeal. Owing to its remoteness from our own day it is not abundant and the homes of Chelsea and Bow are no more)
4,5,6 = Chelsea (1730 - 75)
7 = Derby 1751 - 69
8 = Chelsea Derby 1769 - 80
9 = Crown Derby 1780 - 1815
10 = Bloor 1815 - 39
11 Derby modern (for the 1930s)
12 = Chinese six character mark1723 - 36
13, 14 = Plymouth 1768 - 72
15, 16 = Bristol 1770 - 77
17, 18, 19 = Worcester 1751 - 83
20 = Chinese dedicatory mark meaning harmonious prosperity.
21 = Chantilly 1725
22 = St Cloud 1695 - 1773
23 = Sevres 1754
24 = Dresden- Meissen 1716
25 = Copenghagen 1772 - 74
26 = Japanese fabric mark Imari ware 1800 

Monday, 13 April 2015

Love you to the moon and back earrings

Moon and stars have always been a great motif to use in jewellery. So the current popular theme of "Love you to the moon and back" fits in with the moon and star earrings that we have. 80s and 90s inspired New Age jewellery is just perfect to wear. So here is our jewellery quote for today.

Love you to the moon and back - which is a very long way! 

love you to the moon and back earrings
 

Thursday, 19 March 2015

One more day and it's Friday - pink necklace

Thursday, one more day and it's Friday! Of course Friday means its nearly the weekend. So to honor this day, I am wearing some thing pink - just because it feels like a girlie day. I have made this banner using a beautiful pink necklace photographed for our website to highlight that it is a Thursday.

Pink necklace one more day and its friday

Another jewellery quote from Jewels and Finery UK.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Have a great St Patrick's day

Yes it is St Patrick's Day and we have a jewellery quote to show. Using the Irish green Shamrock or clover in this vintage bracelet, we have used it for a photograph. Now just roll out the Guinness, stick a tall green leprechaun hat on your head and enjoy this day.   

St Patrick's day green shamrock bracelet

Monday, 16 March 2015

Diamante - A girl's best friend

A quick jewellery blog about Diamante - A girl's best friend. Diamante stones that are available in a huge range of colors and shapes add so much sparkle or that something extra to jewellery. In glass or acrylic they accent many different pieces. So its no longer diamonds but diamante - the versatile and much cheaper accessory.

diamante necklace a girls best friend

Above is a diamante necklace in purple with blue tinted aurora borealis diamante, available from Jewels and Finery UK.

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