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Etruscan Revival Jewellery: Our Fascination With Archaeological Revival Jewellery

Etruscan Revival Jewellery: Our Fascination With Archaeological Revival Jewellery

Etruscan Revival Jewellery: Our Fascination With Archaeological Revival Jewellery

Etruscan Revival Jewellery: Our Fascination With Archaeological Revival Jewellery

The Victorian era, renowned for its innovation, political reform and social change, initiated a shift from rationalism that defined the Georgian period replacing it with romanticism and even mysti...

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Exploring The History Of The Chester Assay Office & The Work Of Charles Horner

Exploring The History Of The Chester Assay Office & The Work Of Charles Horner

  Antique Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Enamel Necklace by Charles Horner 1909 Click here to purchase The origins of hallmarks as we know them today can be traced back more than 700 years ago, to th...

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Early Australian Jewellery Part 4: Exploring Larard and Son/Larard Bros

Early Australian Jewellery Part 4: Exploring Larard and Son/Larard Bros

Continuing our theme of early Australian Jewellery, we explore the firm of Larard and Son/Larard Bros; manufacturing goldsmiths and jewellers founded in 1874.  We have been very fortunate to have s...

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Engagment Rings; Symbolism, Style & The Stories They Could Tell

Engagment Rings; Symbolism, Style & The Stories They Could Tell

Antique engagement rings; A precious reminder of bygone eras.   The amazing stories these pieces could tell, evoking an emotion for a period in time we still find so enchanting today. While not al...

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Early Australian Jewellery Part 3: Exploring Duggin and Shappere

Early Australian Jewellery Part 3: Exploring Duggin and Shappere

As avid collectors of early Australian jewellery, we often become quite attached to the gorgeous pieces we have the pleasure of offering such as the very iconic Kookaburra by Duggin and Shappere (b...

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Jet Jewellery; Origins, History & Enduring Popularity

Jet Jewellery; Origins, History & Enduring Popularity

This week’s blog explores the rich history of ‘Jet’; a coal-like, carbonised black fossil formed by heat, pressure and a chemical reaction on ancient deposits of driftwood from the Araucaria, or m...

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Appreciating Early Australian Jewellery: The History of Willis and Sons

Appreciating Early Australian Jewellery: The History of Willis and Sons

(Please note Antique Australian 15ct Gold Seed Pearl Pendant/Brooch By Willis and Sons has sold)As passionate collectors of early Australian Jewellery, we have had the pleasure to offer incredibl...

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Medieval Period: Jewellery Production, Design & Influence 5th - 15th Century

Medieval Period: Jewellery Production, Design & Influence 5th - 15th Century

The Medieval Period (5th to the 15th century) is also referred to as the Middle Ages in European history.  It began after the collapse of the Western Roman Empire and the first half of this time pe...

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Moonstone; History, Popularity & That Schiller!

Moonstone; History, Popularity & That Schiller!

We have been very lucky to have acquired the selection of Moonstone pieces proudly offered since establishing Graisons in 2019.  From the fabulously large blue Art Deco oval Moonstone ring modelled...

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Exploring Early Australian Jewellers; A History of Jochim Wendt

Exploring Early Australian Jewellers; A History of Jochim Wendt

This week’s blog post is inspired by not only our love for early Australian jewellery (no surprise there) but the small obsession we have for gold bands! Wide, thin, floral/engraved and jewelled, w...

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