Jewellery-Antiques & Modern

The Queen’s Diamonds – A Jubilee Celebration 2012

The Queen’s Diamonds – A Jubilee Celebration 2012

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…Square-cut or pear-shaped, These rocks don’t loose their shape. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend From Cupid to Cartier a belief in the effect of gold and gemstones on the affairs of many has not over the centuries been limited to an age or culture. However it does seem to…

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Elizabeth 1 The Iron Queen – Portrait of Power and Influence

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Elizabeth 1 was the ultimate feminist, fashioning herself and her kingdom into a major world power by believing in the qualities of the men who surrounded her

Napoleon at the NGV – Imagination Rules the World

Napoleon at the NGV – Imagination Rules the World

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Napoleon Revolution to Empire was a truly wonderful celebration of creativity and how, as Napoleon himself insightfully pointed out – imagination rules the world

My Top 10 Oscar Dresses Of All Time

My Top 10 Oscar Dresses Of All Time

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I think we all love the Academy Awards, in fact I love award ceremonies! I am always desperate to see who will make best dressed or has the biggest shocker! This week I am sharing my ‘Top Ten’ favourite Oscar Dresses. It was incredibly hard to cull my list, but…

Cameo Diadems

Cameo Diadems

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The fashion for cameos and intaglios began soon after Napoleon’s Italian campaign of 1796 when cameos were brought back to France from Italy. Many of these were of Greek or Roman origin. Their beauty and perfection fascinated Napoleon. He had some mounted especially for his own use and for his…