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Valentines Day Special

Valentines Day Special

Celebrate love! We only have 10 Lovebirds left ready to ship in time for Valentine's Day - available in Classic, Circlet or Halo Design in Sterling Silver.  We have the Lovebird in Bronze too - only three in stock! Free Shipping on your Valentines Day order with code: CUPID

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Custom Project #42 - Pocket Watch Statement Necklace

Custom Project #42 - Pocket Watch Statement Necklace

Custom Pocket Watch Necklace with sterling silver chain. This key wind pocket watch sat in a drawer for many years.  We carefully opened the watch case.  Now it's a beautiful statement necklace.  The case, with it's magnificent guilloche etching, remains a centerpiece.

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Modern Heirlooms

Modern Heirlooms

Here's a look into our process. We love finding a second life for antiques by creating something that will be treasured and appreciated. Often we come across pieces of such quality that I started setting them aside. We've taken some of our favorite antique buttons and cast them in sterling silver and bronze so we can all enjoy them AND the quality is lasting. Our Modern Heirlooms Jewelry collection combines the history we love with the durability we need in our lives. For a while, I was hesitant to do any casting because of the idea of reproductions. Two things changes...

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Into the Wunderkammer

Into the Wunderkammer

Have you heard of a Wunderkammer? A Cabinet of Curiosities? These delightful and quirky collections have their roots in the 17th century. In 1611, an English naturalist and head gardener to the 1st Earl of Salisbury, John Tradescant, was sent to the low countries to collect fruit tree specimens. In 1618, he travelled to the Nikolo-Korelsky Monestary in Arctic Russia, and to the Algiers and the Levant in the 1620s, returning to the Low Countries - this time on behalf of the Duke of Bukingham. He passed through Paris, went to the Île de Ré off the coast of France. Upon...

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