Posts Tagged ‘Antique Jewelry’

Arts and Crafts Repousse Brooch

Saturday, January 5th, 2019

This unusual antique Arts and Crafts gold brooch is now on display at Mardon Jewelers. Made circa 1900 or so, the piece shows the classic handcrafted elements of the Art and Crafts movement. The craftsman began by drawing the design on paper, then either glued the design onto a sheet of 14K yellow gold or […]

2014 Readers Choice- Time to Vote for Mardon!

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

The popular Press Enterprise Reader’s Choice survey is back! Time to vote for your local favorites– we certainly hope you’ll name Mardon as best¬†jewelry store again and that you’ll take the time to name your other favorite businesses. We sincerely thank you for voting us the best jewelry store for the last five years in […]

Antique Jewelry Shows Fine Craftsmanship

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

This exquisite necklace from the Edwardian period, circa 1900-1915, exhibits the fine craftsmanship we associate with antique jewelry. The piece was made by fabricating and forming raw metals into the parts of the jewel. The main body and dangles began as thin sheets of platinum. The chain and bezels were made from hand-drawn wires and […]

What’s New is Old–Recent Arrivals to our Vintage Jewelry Department

Friday, April 5th, 2013

We’re just back from the Los Angelese Antiques Jewelry Show where we acquired these wonderful vintage and antique items. Antiques are at least 100 years old, while vintage refers to pieces less old, but usually of period style, such as Art Deco or Retro.

Jewelry Mementos Before Photography – Our Oldest Estate Item

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

One of the fascinating things about jewelry is how often it reflects history.¬† We have a very interesting pin that shows just how much our world has changed in the past two centuries– just compare this pin with the item described in our previous Blog, 3-D Precious Portraits! This may be the oldest item in […]

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