inSeptember 23, 2013 - 3:49pm
“A happy customer tells one friend; an unhappy customer tells the world."
inSeptember 20, 2013 - 1:42pm
What are the five most important things a dealer in or seller of collectibles needs to know?
inSeptember 20, 2013 - 11:59am
Author Jacqueline Rehmann and I have been discussing prison made jewelry in this month’s blogs. Jacqueline, I know that colorful toothbrushes were used to create rings, brooches, bracelets, cufflinks and more. I also know that some prisons provided supplies for inmates to purchase which makes it difficult to discern true prison made jewelry. I am also disturbed by a trend used by dealers to say that handmade celluloid photo rings and laminate jewelry pieces are “referred to as” or “called” prison jewelry as if this is just a name rather than an origin of the piece. So Jacqueline, where do we start in identifying prison made jewelry?
inSeptember 19, 2013 - 11:17am
After reading a chapter on prison jewelry in Jacqueline Rehmann’s book, Classic American Jewelry Volume 2, I was diligent in my search to find a piece of this unique wire jewelry. I was very excited to find a bracelet that seemed to have the characteristics tucked away in a booth at a North Carolina antique mall.
inSeptember 18, 2013 - 1:35pm
If you make or repair jewelry, and especially if you repurpose old vintage jewelry into new costume jewelry, you will probably use jewelry findings. But what are findings and where do you find genuine vintage jewelry findings?
inSeptember 18, 2013 - 9:28am
We are pleased to announce the next Ruby Red Tag Sale beginning on Saturday, September 21st at 8am (Pacific Daylight Time) and ending on Sunday, September 22nd at 8am (Pacific Daylight Time).
inSeptember 17, 2013 - 4:19pm
When I started contributing to the Ruby Lane Blog I never expected the wonderful interaction that would come from it.
inSeptember 17, 2013 - 9:22am
1.) Shabby Chic White Distressed Table Desk Shabby Distressed, $295, click here. 2.) Unisex Henschel Safari Cowboy Hat, $100, click here. 3.) Bronze Spanish Revival Semi-Flush Mount Five Light Chandelier, Original Polychrome, $475, click here. 4.) Leather Strap Suitcases now as Table, $695, click here. 5.) Old Weathered Barn Window Mirror with 4 Panes, $68, click here. 6.) Small Fancy Vintage Glass Perfume Bottles, $51, click here.
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September 16, 2013 - 4:56pm
Viga and Victoria of Divine Finds Jewelry on Ruby Lane
inSeptember 13, 2013 - 11:37am
She was an inspiration to me! Her name was Ruth and she became my Aunt through marriage many years ago. Ruth passed away recently and memories transported me to the first time I visited her picture-perfect home. Ruth had impeccable taste; her style truly influenced me and was the impetus for the commencement of my venture into the wonderful world of treasure hunting.