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Aquamarine for March

March 1, 2017 4:00 pm

Aquamarine is the birthstone for March. Its clear blue hue has enchanted jewelry lovers for generations. Read on to learn more about this stunning gem – and view a selection of aquamarine jewelry from our collection. 28.65 Carat Aquamarine Pendant Enhancer With Diamonds by Orianne Aquamarine, like emerald, is a variety of the mineral beryl. […]

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Celebrating Musical Antiques – Part Two

February 22, 2017 4:00 pm

Welcome to our second installment of Celebrating Musical Antiques! Make sure to read the first post of this series¬†here! Read on to learn more about early American phonographs and rarer musical antiques from the 20th century! Double Comb Disc Music Box by New Century, circa 1890 Though music boxes had revolutionized the music industry of […]

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Maker Spotlight: Patek Philippe

February 17, 2017 4:00 pm

Patek Philippe is known as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of watches Vintage Patek Philippe watches are prized by watch enthusiasts everywhere. Read on and learn more about how this world-famous brand was established. Swiss 18 Karat Yellow Gold Mens Wrist Watch by Patek Philippe Patek Philippe is known as ‚Äúthe Rolls-Royce of watches‚ÄĚ, […]

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Celebrating Musical Antiques

February 15, 2017 4:00 pm

Musical antiques are some of the most sought-after collectors’ items Their timeless charm and character have enchanted antique enthusiasts for decades. Read on to learn more about these incredible pieces! Interchangeable 6 Cylinder Music Box, c. 1885 The antique music box, whether a Swiss cylinder music box or an American or German disc playing music […]

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Artist Spotlight: Louis Icart

February 10, 2017 4:00 pm

The 1920s were a decade of exceptional design in fields like jewelry, watches and architecture A new generation of artists found fame in this era as well. One of these spectacular artists was¬†French-born Louis Icart. Original Louis Icart Signed Pastel Sketch¬†Le Marionette Louis Justin Laurent Icart was born in Toulouse, a culturally rich city in […]

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