Month: January 2013

Jewels from the heart for Valentine’s Day

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Wearing your heart on your sleeve or someone else’s heart near yours – that’s a tradition that goes way back. If you love vintage or antique jewelry, you’ll find plenty of examples to choose from. You can also find variations…

Rock stars: gem carver Lew Wackler

A master machinist, Lew Wackler is famous for reviving long-forgotten lapidary techniques using 19th-century machinery that he restores himself. For many years, Wackler made his living producing art objects that looked like they came from the houses of Faberge or…

A short history of the chain

Since ancient times, the chain has enjoyed a coveted place in jewelry. It represents eternal love and all the other good stuff about human connection: the eternity of the circle linked, without beginning or end, to other circles. Of course,…