Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Four of a kind!

Featured above are four beautiful vintage rings currently in the website shop.
Each one would be classed as a cluster but they all have a different appeal and their own unique look!

The first on the left is an Art Deco design oval sapphire and diamond ring.  The cabochon sapphire is surrounded by lots of small diamonds set closely together called ‘pavé setting' 
It is easy to wear as it doesn’t have claws to catch on clothes and as sapphires are next in hardness to diamonds the combination is a good choice for daily wear.  You can see more detail here : Vintage Sapphire and diamond cluster ring.

Next in line is a beautiful traditional design diamond cluster ring.  Sometimes called daisy rings or halo rings.  This one has a lovely millegrain setting with one carat of brilliant cut diamonds all collet set.  Millegrain is a form of engraving which is executed by hand, each little line or detail is painstakingly applied by an engraver and it really adds to the  beauty of a piece of jewellery.  Again this ring has no claws to catch on clothes so it’s great to wear! May need your sunglasses though! Check it out here : Vintage diamond cluster ring

The third ring is a ruby and diamond cluster and is another easy to wear ring with a no claw collet setting.  Rubies, like sapphires are next in line to diamond for hardness and the collet setting is very secure.  The spacing of the brilliant cut diamonds is more flower petal like and each stone is bordered by diamond cut hand engraving which gives a pretty effect.  This sweet ring would be a unique dress ring and perfect as anniversary gift.  All the detail is here : Vintage diamond and ruby cluster ring

Last but not least is the Antique Edwardian diamond cluster ring.  This sweet ring has a lighter more dainty look on the hand, but with no less appeal as it is more truly like a daisy or flower.
Like the others it has a practical collet setting but this time with old cut diamonds which have a more unique character than the perfect brilliant cut.   A very sweet ring that would be a delightful engagement ring or a special birthday gift.  To read more click here : Antique diamond daisy ring

If you have any questions about the four featured rings please feel free to contact me by email via the website page CONTACT US.
To see our full collection of Antique and Vintage rings and unique jewellery visit the website : Vintage Jewel Box

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Who doesn’t love millegrain!

Coming to the Vintage Jewel Box website over the weekend is this beautiful diamond cluster ring. I’m a sucker for cluster rings but even more so when they have millegrain settings like this beauty.
It is packed with 1.00 carat of sparking white diamonds and spreads 1.3cms across the setting so it certainly grabs your attention!
Why not add it to your wishlist 😉 

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Make your own wishlist

On the website you can now create your own fantasy Vintage Jewel Box collection with our new wishlist feature!
Each product page has an 'add to wishlist' button so you can add up to 100 items to your virtual jewel box 😄

When you add an item you get a pop up window and you can access your list from the main menu tab 'My Wishlist'  You can share the link via email...... so useful if you want to prompt a certain someone into action!
Later, I hope to add the option for you to add items direct from the collection pages as well.

Its lovely to be able to make a collection on a website that you can come back to time and time again and it is something we all love doing...... I know my Etsy boards are teeming with beautiful things!

Carol x

Image from Bonhams.  Wishlist from swym.it

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Reviving the old blog!

It’s been almost three years since I posted on the blog!
Poor neglected old thing...... where does all the time go? 
Anyway, this week I have revamped the look so it fits in with the design of the website which has had a mini makeover this year.  I have also linked it on the website so it is easy to track back and forth.
I think as it became so easy to share via your phone to FB, IG Twitter etc etc blogging started to seem a little wearisome and slightly old fashioned.... However, sometimes you want to say more or share something you wouldn’t necessarily post up with just a bare sentence, so I’m going to give it another go! 

Carol x

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Trying out Video!

Today I ventured into unchartered territory!
I decided it could be helpful for buyers to see a 360° video of the item they are interested in.  When buying online you need as much information as possible and to add a moving image gives a bit more detail and insight.  I have seen some short Video clips on other websites and occasionally on Ebay so armed with my camera, lightbox, turntable and a tripod I set to work and managed to do a video of a Deco ring I have just bought for stock.
I'm not very familiar with the settings for filming clips on the camera so it is still a work in progress!  I need to look for a tutorial about the best camera settings and file sizes etc keeping in mind quality and clarity are all important when looking at items of jewellery.  I looked at Vimeo but when the video had loaded the quality was reduced so I had the brainwave of trying to put it on a post on the blog so I could link to it here for the time being :-)

Here is the first attempt!

Very much a work in progress.........If anyone has any advice or can recommend a helpful link please feel free to comment :-)

Carol x.