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History of Jewelry
A wonderful insight to Jewelry History
Jewellery has been worn by the earliest civilizations, in fact right from the beginning of time
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Porcelain
A short history of European porcelain
Since the early 13th century, the European courts had been importing porcelain from China at exorbitant prices
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History of Louis Comfort Tiffany often referred to as LCT
LCT

In the United States, Louis Comfort Tiffany 1848-1933 was one of the main proponents of the Art Nouveau movement,
and stained glass was one of the artistic specialties that brought him the greatest fame
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History of Murano Glass
Since ancient times man has paid an almost mystic- attention to glass, attributing something magical and supernatural to this transparent material.
Magicians of legend could predict the future by gazing into a crystal sphere
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Venetian glass
Venetian glass is a type of glass object made in Venice, Italy, primarily on the island of Murano
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Andirons
History of the Andiron from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An andiron (older form anderne; med. Lat. andena, anderia) is a horizontal iron bar, or bars, upon which logs are laid for burning in an open fireplace
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Original and Authentic American and European
Vintage Costume Jewellery

Vintage Costume Jewelry History Designers Presentation Created By Gail Gupton - An 8 mins 47 second video.
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Wilardy Originals
wilardy bags

A Division of Handbag Specialities with Courtesy and thanks to Bag Lady Emporium
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Casa Diego Old Fans
A modern take on the old Spanish fan. A brilliant ariticle by Dale Fuchs International Herald Tribune
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Remembering our War Veterans
A moving story by Ken Hall
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Designer Kenneth J Lane
A wonderful article with full credit to Independent Newspapers UK Limited
Kenneth J Lane 1950s - Present
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White Diamond Sells for $16.2 Million at Sotheby's in Geneva
white diamond

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Appraisals
Article by James Poag
The following article by James G. Poag, a Graduate Gemologist and International Society of Appraisers Certified Appraiser of Gems and Jewellery and Antique and Period Jewellery,
will give you the ins and outs of obtaining appraisals for any purpose
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The many uses for Brooches
pearl brooch
Beautiful artistic brooches for centuries are worn on a lapel of a jacket, middle of a dress, holding a scarf in place and even worn on the shoulder.
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House of Francheska Press News
Antiques and Collectables Magazine February 2008 Antiques and Collectables Magazine March2008

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House of Francheska is featured in the Bristol Evening Post Newspaper
lorraine wins top 10 business at barclays trading places awards for the south west of england

Lorraine honoured for taking online opportunity >>>

House of Francheska
Barclays Trading Places Award 2008

Barclays trading places awards 2008 Lorraine and Jeff Pepper Barclays Manager for the South West

House of Francheska came in as one of the Top 10 Companies for the South West of England >>>


Blood Diamonds
blood diamondsblood diamonds

Article: Blood Diamonds By Karen Stever >>>

Valentine Spring Feature Tulips of Amsterdam
tulip fields of amsterdam

Tulips of Amsterdam >>>



Paintings
Art work Collection for Charity Art work Collection for Charity Art work Collection for Charity

Artwork from a very dear friend in Australia, she is an exceptional lady who has been active in the art and theatre scene in Melbourne Australia.
An enthusiastic artist who has long been associated with the donation of art for charity.
We really admire her talent, pure in spirit and much admired to all who know her.
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alfred philippe for trifari fruit salad earrings

Revivify Vintage Costume Jewellery
By Lorraine Evans
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Why Vintage Costume Jewellery
by Lorraine Evans
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Is there a Difference between Cheap, Fake, Junk and Reproduction Costume Jewellery?
By Lorraine Evans
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Why invest in Antique and Vintage Costume Jewellery
By Lorraine Evans
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Jeffs Big Birthday surprise from his wife Marianna
article on Cunard

Short trip on the Queen Mary 2 - Lovely Photographs
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The Forgotton Children
by Lorraine Evans
The crisis concerning the disabled forgotton children in Serbia and Bulgaria
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Original Cunard Lines
RMS Queen Elizabeth was a steam-powered ocean liner of the Cunard Steamship Company
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Remember my Birthday
This is an uplifting message sent to me from Dell Ray in Las Vagas - Remember My Birthday:
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Cute
Message sent in by Dell Ray in Las Vagas
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Birthstones
Information on Birthstones
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Great Hollywood Actors
hollywood men

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Original Vintage Jewellery Advertisements
Vintage Trifari Advertisement

1953

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Hollywood Starlets who wore vintage jewellery
starlets

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Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor DBE
elizabeth tayor image

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Hollywood Starlet Marilyn Monroe
Hollywood Starlet Marilyn Monroe

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Handy Global Ring Size Conversion Chart
ring size chart

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Clothing and Shoe Size Conversion Chart
clothing and shoe size chart

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