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The Silver Standard and Registration Marks

The excerpt below, from Lydia Darbyshire’s book, Antique Silver: The New Compact Guide and Identifier, provides information on the silver standard and registration marks. “The silver content of 17th and 18th century pieces varied widely. If they were made from melted coins, the content depended on the country of origin. After the War of Independence, the […]
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Jewelry Periods Defined: The Retro Period

The Retro period bridges the years leading up to, including, and immediately following World War II. During this time, the US became a world power and celebrities replaced royalty as trendsetters and fashion avatars. Designs from this period are big and dramatic. Signature motifs include scrolls, bows, knots, ruffles, fans, leaves, flowers, hearts, and a […]
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