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Current work on the website

The website is currently having a new design and will be fully functional by 31st March 2014.
Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Good News!
A nice surprise for all our customers and visitors
We are happy to announce our online shop is ready

Message to all customers and visitors
From the 1st December 2013 all orders will be processed within 24 hours and emails will be answered within 2 days. Regarding emails sent to me before 30th November 2013 please accept my full apologies for my very long delay to answer, unfortunately my health has been very poor for many years and I'm still not 100 percent, however, I am pleased to say my health is much improved now and slowly returning back to work on my website. Thank you for understanding. Lorraine

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House of francheska top 10 business in the south west region of the uk barclays trading places award 2008

Antiques Master 2011
Series 2 Episode 2
11th July 2011

A couple of our items were chosen to appear on the BBC2 Antiques Master 2011
Presented by Sandi Toksvig and featuring antiques expert Eric Knowles

Three contestants put their skill and knowledge to the test over three tough challenges at Towneley Hall in Burnley, Lancashire
John Denham, from Hertfordshire, whose passion is Stoneware;
Heather Ray, from Lancashire, who specialises in costume jewellery
and Stephen Micallef-Grogan, from East Sussex, who loves the purity of Lalique glass.

To view the items in the show please click on this link

Towneley Hall in Burnley is a museum known locally as the "jewel in Burnley's crown". A popular destination for locals and vistors alike, it was taken over by the BBC as the location for the filming of Antique Masters. This short film gives a behind scenes look at the preparations to turn Towneley Hall from museum to TV studio.

February 2011Good news for everyone, new items are arriving in for the month of February, I will try and list as many as I can over the next couple of weeks.

18 November 2010 Are you looking for something different to give as a Christmas present? Our new selection of Vintage Jewellery is arriving 29th November 2010

12 October 2010 We will try and add all our Christmas items by the end of October 2010. Please return back and bookmark our website. Thank you for visiting and Enjoy!

14 August 2010 We are on holiday from 14 August 2010 - 31 August 2010 no orders can be processed at this time. Thank you for visiting our website.

29 June 2010 We are happy to announce the catalog is back up and running. Enjoy!

16 June 2010 We hope you are finding the new shopping catalog a better way to shop with us. You can register and log in for free, add reviews on items, save items to your wishlist to pay at a later date plus you will have a detailed record on all your purchases.

Although the catalog area of the website is complete we are currently maintaining and giving our main website a complete refresh which should be finished end of June 2010. We are also hoping to add a live chat facility very soon. Thank you for your patience whilst this essential work is carried out. Enjoy your time with us.

28 May 2010 We are celebrating our 5th Anniversary and the Launch of our new catalog this weekend. We put in alot of hard work to get the catalog published on time all thanks goes to genius Michael, our Hosting Company Namesco and of course a pat on the back for myself. We feel sure you will find the new shopping catalog alot better than the previous one we had.

We have improved our online shopping store to help give our customers a chance to join us by opening a free account this will give you an interactive way to write reviews on our items and you can also add items to your wishlist to return at a later date.

We are going to celebrate this weekend and rest but before we do that we want to thank all our loyal customers, clients and friends for visiting us and look forward to seeing you all soon. Have a great weekend everyone.

16 May 2010 We are on track and time for the launch of the new catalogue/catalog for 1 June 2010 which is fantastic news. Lots of things happening behind the scenes! Not long now.

22 April 2010 We have been working on the Emporium Catalogue/Catalog for House of Francheska with an estimated date June 2010 for completion.

6 March 2010 Mother's Day Special 15% Discount on all marked prices from 6th March - 12th March 2010 view discount when you add to basket and checkout to pay for your item.

4 March 2010 We are offering FREE Worldwide shipping on single and multiple items at this present time plus a FREE quality jewellery gift with every order. We treat all our customers on a personal level so you can enjoy a friendly experience when you shop with us. We have also updated the information webpage on Ordering, Payment and Shipping Please click here to view >>>

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8 June 2007 - We have added so many different items to the website, we have our shopping department to point you in the right direction. Also you can visit our sitemap to guide you around the website ' Sitemap. Another area to get the latest news and updates is our homepage Daily Updates with our featured items and star buys. Please enjoy viewing and shopping, we want you to have the best experience in internet shopping as we can provide. If you have any queries or you are looking for something in particular please do not hesitate to contact us Contact Us

8 May 2007 - Please read our May 2007 Newsletter May 2007 Newsletter

6 April 2007 - new logo Elizabeth Taylor wearing the Avon Collection uploaded 6th April 2007 new logo

12 March 2007 After my illness I am now able to concentrate more on my website, I am determined to carry on and give you a wonderful choice of jewellery from around the world. Please visit the latest additions some Items Now Half Price, I will be adding more and more during the month of March 2007. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

15 August 2006 At last the new designed website is almost finished, all I need to do now is add more and more jewellery. I hope you like it, see our announcement Announcement

10 June 2006 We have been busy with the Vintage Costume Jewelley Club, thank you to all our new members for joining. Our Vintage Costume Jewellery is selling fast and we will be adding more new items in July 2006 thank you for your patience, the demand is high and we are very excited to bring these fabulous jewels for you to buy and enjoy.

14 May 2006 Great News - We have added more features to our Website.
Exciting and Wonderful Vintage Costume Jewellery Advertisements
More Information on Elizabeth Taylor for Avon Costume Jewellery
More Information on Vintage Costume Jewellery featuring Hollywood Starlets who wore this jewellery
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More features are in the pipeline, please keep visiting for more information and bookmark our website.

11 May 2006 IMPORTANT To the gentleman who phoned us on 10 May 2006 regarding Ken Lane Jewellers in London - I found their address for you it is......... Ken Lane, 58 Beauchamp Place, London SW3 1NZ - Tel: 020 7584 1985 Please let me know you have the details as would love to know if this is what you are looking for. All the Best Lorraine

26 March 2006 Today we have added our Jewellery Forum and Message Board, a brilliant way for a worldwide online community to share questions and discussions.

4 March 2006 Competitions and Website Offers to enter please visit Competitions and Website Offers

3 March 2006 After working very long hours and unfortunately became ill overdoing work, although I am alot better now, I have been working on a new design website. I hope all my efforts have paid off and is now alot easier on navigation for all to enjoy. I will be adding more and more jewellery over the next coming weeks and will post here all the latest listings. Enjoy your shopping I can guarantee you will receive top class customer service.

Dont miss out and bookmark the website as there are forthcoming new projects in the pipeline. Thank you for visiting.

12 February 2006 Our Website is having a refresh in design, this will give you easier navigation, expect new refrest next Friday 17th February 2006. Lots of new jewellery arriving in March 2006. Dont miss out be sure to bookmark us. Enjoy your shopping and thank you for visiting.

4 February 2006 Take advantage and receive FREE shipping to the UK and International on all your purchases until 31 March 2006 Automatically deducted on checkout of the shopping cart. This offer does not apply to the NDD Service. We have lower overheads which means great savings for you.

2 February 2006 Take a Look competition on for another month, we had no winner in January 2006, a clue has been given to help you on your way to winning a fabulous gold ring, please visit Competition Details Good Luck.

31 January 2006 Shipping Charges have been revised - Please see New Reduced Shipping Rates Shipping and information

20 January 2006 New additions for this week added to our Website - Favourite Places to Shop We are offering advertising space for anyone wishing to increase more traffic and exposure to your online selling, our first customer is Radoncics Fashion Boutique Also featuring this week is our Press Release in the Business West November Edition Magazine Visit our Sitemap to avoid missing out on different areas in the website Sitemap. We are working on other projects to give you more exciting features, all will be released over the coming months. Happy Shopping and thank you for visiting us.

2 January 2006 Happy New Year to all our Past and Present Customers and to everyone around the world. To start the New Year 2006 we have a very exciting competition, to see how to enter please click here Competition Entry Form We will be releasing more jewellery over the next coming months, with more additions to the Elizabeth Taylor for Avon Jewellery and more additions to the other catalogues. There will be weekly updates every Friday, dont miss out. We look forward to bringing you top quality jewellery with excellent customerservice. Dont forget you can make an Offer on all our Vintage Costume Jewellery. Thank you for visiting us.

Good News we can accept the following currencies - Canadian Dollar, Euro, Pound Sterling, US Dollar,Yen and Australian Dollar please refer to Customer Information

10 December 2005 Not long to Christmas - Besides huge discounts on some of the catalogues you can benefit from a further 10 per cent discount automatically showing when you add to your cart valid until 22nd December 2005 - at the moment all jewellery is being sold at giveaway prices - free christmas gift with every order - Hurry - last orders in time for christmas delivery is 22 December 2005 for the UK.

We need a rest after our long and hard Year without holidays and will be closing the website on 24th December 2005 - 2 January 2006 all orders received within this time will be processed on 2 January 2006, we are sure you will understand.

28 November 2005 I am so glad to say the website is now fully operational - Also after my illness I would like to thank all my family, friends and customers for the lovely get well messages. I am so glad to be back. Today I am also pleased to announce the website has succeeded in providing a fully secure shopping cart with secure payment processing. You can now place your orders, view your basket and pay by all major credit cards, cheques and postal orders, if you prefer to pay by paypal please use secure online Contact Us Form Your information will be encrypted over the internet giving you full privacy. and we will send you a paypal invoice. Please refer to How to order and method of Payments Order and Payment Information

30 November 2005 November 2005 Press Releases please visit Hot Press Releases

22 November 2005 This is such a shame, unfortunately Lorraine the owner has been taken ill again, she was on the road to a good recovery but things took a turn for the worse. Please can everyone not place any orders until further notice. If you would like to send Lorraine a personal message please send it to lorraine@house-of-francheska.co.uk where her husband will try and reply to you. As soon as we have further news we will post here. Thank you for understanding.

15 November 2005 At long last I am back to good health, I have missed updating the website and as a gesture of goodwill to all my customers I have decided to bring to you the January Sales Early, Grab yourself a bargain for Great Christmas Pressies! Most of the catalogues have had huge price reductions, I am sure you will find something exciting at very surprising prices. Every Order placed up until end of December will get a free christmas gift. Don't forget you can translate this website. Enjoy our shopping


26 October 2005 We will be bringing you soon our new shopping cart and payment processing options, this will give our customers 100 per cent confidence we will be providing a secure online shopping facility, thank you for your patience.

21 October 2005 Hello and welcome to our website, first of all I must mention the update for 15 October concerning the BOP, this should of read the HOP, we are still processing the information regarding HOPs and all will be revealed and ready within the next couple of weeks, this is definately worth the wait as it will give our customers a fair and fun way to your shopping experience. We have also been working on giving you more options for method of payment, this will be ready very soon.

Another avenue of improvement is contacting us, we have now put together our online contact form email image Contact Us Form

15 October 2005 This week we have been concentrating on easier navigation, you can now see our full shopping catalogues to choose different selections of jewellery, also featured is the Designer Mary L Johnston for stunning and wonderful hand made jewellery Mary L Johnston Designs. Another wonderful place to shop is Twinkle in Time please visit Our favourite places to shop

We have also been working on something called a BOP .... intrigued as to what BOP means? all will be revealed soon, a new concept to online shopping. A new structure for online payments will also be in force very soon. All these improvements is to make your online shopping as stress free as possible with fast deliveries, we always strive to make sure our customers have 100 per cent satisfaction guaranteed. Thank you for visiting and do come back to watch the website grow.

5 and 7 October 2005 We have been working hard behind the scenes arranging fast and secure options for payment processing online for the UK and for International. We will advise as soon as we receive further information on progress, in the meantime please refer to our payments page on present options available Payments

We have updated our Terms and Conditions which includes information on Security, Privacy, Delivery, Ordering etc, please read before placing an order. You will notice we have also added the Google Search facility which will give you a choice to either search our website for products and information and also the choice to search Google for anything you wish to find.

More Elizabeth Taylor for Avon Jewellery added today please visit Full List of Items in Stock Please keep checking back to this page for all the latest additions and news. Have a lovely weekend.

30 September 2005 This week we have added full information on Elizabeth Taylor for Avon Collection this will give further information on the year each piece was made. We are offering 10 per cent discount for the month of October 2005 on each or multiple orders. Also we have been looking to improve method of payment so we can give our UK and International customers a more choice on ways to pay. More items have been added to our Vintage Costume Jewellery Catalogue this week and more will be on display next week. Enjoy your weekend and thank you for visiting.

23 September 2005 Another busy week rushing around, thats what makes the world go around. We had a great time at the B2B show where we met some lovely people and useful contacts, the Google chat was most informative. The evening went well also for the Young Enterprise North Somerset Enterpreneurship Masterclass a must for any budding youngster thinking of setting up in business. We have been working on the website improving areas especially producing clear images and given you more information. You will see the website progressing each week. Don't miss out bookmark this page to keep up with progress, we add our latest news every Friday. Thank you for visiting.

18 September 2005 It has been a very busy time here in the office, we are doing a speech for the Young Enterprise to bring forth ideas to help young enterpreneurs start out in having an ecommerce website. We are attending the B2B Show on Tuesday 20 September 2005 a great event for all business in the South West Area. We have added more information to our Guestbook and Sitemap. There will be more Vintage Costume Jewellery being added next week. Lorraine has done an inspirational article for all to read on Vintage Costume Jewellery Revivify Vintage Costume Jewellery Article Please visit Guestbook added to our website today.

We have designed our new logo for the website and added more features on each page. Thank you for your patience whilst we are still building the website, everything is going in a positive direction.

13 September 2005 We apologise for the delay in updating the website, there is still more work to be done, however, we estimate the whole website will be completed for 1st October 2005 with most inventory added and useful information links, we thank you for your patience and understanding.

4 September 2005 We have been watching the news everyday on the reports coming in on the devastation from the Hurricane Katrina. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the people who have been effected. We are also hoping all our friends in the effected area are safe.

13 August 2005 The website design is finished, the building begins - we will be adding all our jewellery inventory to our catalogues starting Monday 15th August 2005 - Affordable prices, great bargains, unusual and unique pieces of jewellery from all around the world - we estimate two weeks to add all the designs, don't miss out, bookmark us, come and visit regularly and see the formation of some the most stunning jewels you will ever see.

10 August 2005 We are no longer using the Formsite secure forms as we found they are conflicting with the search engine ranking, however, we have now invested in a SSL Certificate supplied by Geo Trust to give our customers confidence they will be shopping on a Secure Website.

27 July 2005 Please bear with us whilst we are still building the website, you may see some changes along the way, we will make an announcement when all is complete in design. We thank you for your kind patience and promise we will get there soon!

21 July 2005 Today we have added New Online Secure Forms, you can be rest assured any information you send through our website by email is now sent over a SSL connection.

We have been updating the design for easier navigation and you may notice some changes, this will happen a few times over the next couple of weeks until the full design is completed.

Our Guestbook has now been added and any comments will be appreciated. Thank you for visiting

15th July 2005 We managed to upload the Website - Celebrations are now in order! We are so pleased to introduce you to the World of Vintage, Designer and Sterling Silver Costume Jewellery. We have been working on this venture for quite a while now and at long last we can now start the real building and upload so much more.

Over the next coming weeks you will see our catalogues increasing with loads more items for you to buy and hire. We hope you will bookmark us and re-visit. Any suggestions to improve or anything you want to see added to our range of jewellery please contact us, your feedback is very important to us. Thank you for visiting.

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