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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Erica asks: Which is your favorite jewelry era?

There was a time when I wouldn't wear a piece of jewelry that wasn't at least 100 years old. But as I've gotten older (not old), I've learned to appreciate quality ... regardless of age. That goes for jewelry as well. I've come to the conclusion that while a finely crafted antique piece may enjoy added value due to its age and rarity, it doesn't make it any more intrinsically valuable - or more finely crafted - than a well-made modern piece.

What's your preference in jewelry? Antiquity, Georgian, Victorian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Vintage, or Contemporary? Do you stick with one style, or are your tastes eclectic?


ariella said...

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Gypsy Trading Company said...

Wonderful! I like that it is short and sweet, and so true to. I love jewelry, mostly older pieces, but also have newer ones to. It is the quality I look for now, not so much the age.

cobayley said...

Fab!! Easy to navigate, easy to read. It will be very successful. Thank you for all your insight into Antiques and Collectibles. I love it!

Lucille said...

Ever since I learned, through Erica, what Georgian is, I've always loved it. The metal work is so sweet and beautiful. Unfortunately, I've never been able to afford any of it, *sigh*.