inOctober 25, 2013 - 4:24pm
Cindy Brown of Cinsababe's on Ruby Lane
inOctober 17, 2013 - 12:34pm
Long before I began collecting and selling vintage costume jewelry, I was a crafter. Like many artisans, my ingenuity was born out of necessity. I found Christmas approaching with very little money left in the family budget. It was 1978 and initial jewelry was all the rage. I solved my dilemma by cross stitching monogrammed brooches for our mothers, sisters, BFFs and aunts.
inOctober 11, 2013 - 3:42pm
The season of autumn is upon us! The cooler weather and shorter days bring about a slower pace and more inside activities! The crisp temperatures also have us reaching for cozy sweaters, corduroys, boots and scarves! It's time for fall comforts… soups and stews, warming fires, comfy clothing.
inOctober 10, 2013 - 1:17pm
Time to get your shop holiday ready! What does this mean for myself and what are my suggestions to my fellow Ruby Lane dealers? There are a few simple things that can help freshen up your shop for your repeat buyers and new browsers alike.
inOctober 9, 2013 - 3:37pm
Carol Speake of Finishing Touch Vintage Jewelry on Ruby Lane
inOctober 3, 2013 - 12:43pm
Anyone who is interested in, or collects vintage jewelry, knows all about pins and brooches. But one less commonly talked about pin is a stick pin.
Stick pins are pins similar to small dressmaker pins, except that they are longer and often have quite ornamental tops to them. Scarf and Stick Pins have been popular for well over 200 years, dating back to the 18th century, where they were worn by gentlemen of the establishment.
inSeptember 27, 2013 - 1:20pm
My Visit to the Gem and Bead Show
inSeptember 26, 2013 - 1:04pm
The time honored method of learning how to identify antique jewelry is by handling a lot of it, learning from knowledgeable experts, and by studying it in books and museums. But especially with older pieces like Georgian and early Victorian, how do you learn to distinguish the real stuff from fakes - also known as “reproductions” - when you don’t have a mentor and/or are in a market where genuine pieces may not be readily available to study?
inSeptember 26, 2013 - 12:13pm
Since the Bronze Age in world history, people have appreciated the beauty of the semi-precious gemstone, Carnelian. A form of chalcedony, carnelians get their color from iron oxide. The translucent colors range from pale orange to rich, reddish brown.
inSeptember 23, 2013 - 5:09pm
I recently had a beautiful vintage rose necklace and earring set that was very unusual in its detailing and overall appearance. When I looked at the marking, I discovered that it was made by Michal Negrin. Who exactly is Michal Negrin? That’s the question I asked myself. I typed her name into Google and her website popped up.