NOSTALGIA VS PROGRESS: A CLOSER LOOK AT DIAMONDS PAST & PRESENT Much has been written about the make or cut of diamonds.  These articles generally refer to the characteristics of what is known as the Modern Round Brilliant Cut, as opposed to antique cuts such as the Old European or Old Mine Cut. Visit us at www.klepners.com.au

OLD CUT DIAMONDS VS MODERN ROUND BRILLIANT CUT; A CLOSER LOOK AT DIAMONDS PAST & PRESENT

NOSTALGIA VS PROGRESS: A CLOSER LOOK AT DIAMONDS PAST & PRESENT Much has been written about the make or cut of diamonds. These articles generally refer to the characteristics of what is known as the Modern Round Brilliant Cut, as opposed to antique cuts such as the Old European or Old Mine Cut. Visit us at www.klepners.com.au

Fabergé Master Class - The extraordinary piece illustrated is an absolutely striking, antique Fabergé cigarette case, which has been brought to us for verification. What makes this piece so special, apart from its impressive provenance and that it was crafted by the world famous workshop of Fabergé, is the slot running the length of it side...  Visit us at www.klepners.com.au

THE FABULOUS HOUSE OF FABERGE

Fabergé Master Class - The extraordinary piece illustrated is an absolutely striking, antique Fabergé cigarette case, which has been brought to us for verification. What makes this piece so special, apart from its impressive provenance and that it was crafted by the world famous workshop of Fabergé, is the slot running the length of it side... Visit us at www.klepners.com.au

MIZPAH JEWELLERY "Mizpah" is ancient Hebrew, meaning Watchtower.  A pillar of stones, a Mizpah, was erected by Jacob and Laban as a covenant between them. They pledged to each other: "May the Lord watch between me and thee when we are absent from one another."  At the height of the romantic period in the late 19th and early 20th Century, MIZPAH was incorporated into various items of jewellery with the word usually engraved or embossed onto the item.  Visit us at www.klepners.com.au

MIZPAH JEWELLERY "Mizpah" is ancient Hebrew, meaning Watchtower. A pillar of stones, a Mizpah, was erected by Jacob and Laban as a covenant between them. They pledged to each other: "May the Lord watch between me and thee when we are absent from one another." At the height of the romantic period in the late 19th and early 20th Century, MIZPAH was incorporated into various items of jewellery with the word usually engraved or embossed onto the item. Visit us at www.klepners.com.au

With Queen Victoria’s love for Balmoral Castle in the Scottish highlands a movement became popular using the agates from the Cairngorm mountains in Scotland. The style of jewellery using typical Scottish motifs, was called “Scottish Pebble” jewellery. The items were usually made in silver and rarely in gold. Plaid pins, kilt pins, brooches and bracelets displaying the cross of St Andrew were common themes.    -Ronnie Bauer

With Queen Victoria’s love for Balmoral Castle in the Scottish highlands a movement became popular using the agates from the Cairngorm mountains in Scotland. The style of jewellery using typical Scottish motifs, was called “Scottish Pebble” jewellery. The items were usually made in silver and rarely in gold. Plaid pins, kilt pins, brooches and bracelets displaying the cross of St Andrew were common themes. -Ronnie Bauer

A beautiful array of Antique rings

A beautiful array of Antique rings

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Visit us at www.klepners.com.au

Colours of the Rainbow.  Visit us at www.klepners.com.au

Colours of the Rainbow. Visit us at www.klepners.com.au

In the early 1900s, Switzerland created the 8 day watch. This pocket watch had a main spring which could be wound that kept the watch ticking for 8 days before needing rewinding. A feature of these watches was that the fly wheel is visible through the front dial. The first true automatic watch to be successfully marketed was with the transition of watch from the pocket to the wrist. The movement of an arm was far more constant than the movement of the waist - Ronnie Bauer

THE EIGHT DAY WATCH

In the early 1900s, Switzerland created the 8 day watch. This pocket watch had a main spring which could be wound that kept the watch ticking for 8 days before needing rewinding. A feature of these watches was that the fly wheel is visible through the front dial. The first true automatic watch to be successfully marketed was with the transition of watch from the pocket to the wrist. The movement of an arm was far more constant than the movement of the waist - Ronnie Bauer

TO ENGLAND ANOTHER GEORGE! The name George is not only synonymous with the kings of England, but with antique jewellery periods as well. When one calls something Georgian, it is in reference to pieces crafted between the years 1726 to 1837, during the reigns of King George II, III and IV. During this long period many styles were represented; Baroque, Rocco, Palladian and Regency, just to mention a few. Visit us at www.klepners.com.au to continue reading

TO ENGLAND ANOTHER GEORGE! The name George is not only synonymous with the kings of England, but with antique jewellery periods as well. When one calls something Georgian, it is in reference to pieces crafted between the years 1726 to 1837, during the reigns of King George II, III and IV. During this long period many styles were represented; Baroque, Rocco, Palladian and Regency, just to mention a few. Visit us at www.klepners.com.au to continue reading

Visit us at www.klepners.com.au

Visit us at www.klepners.com.au

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