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Antique jewelry ring being gently cleaned

Silver and Gold: How to Clean and Care for Antique Jewelry

Silver and Gold: How to Clean and Care for Antique Jewelry 1254 836 Gaslight Square Shoppes

Antique jewelry is defined as over a century old. Because of the advanced age, caring and cleaning precious pieces may be a little different from the jewelry you bought yesterday.…

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Antique silver flatware grouped to sell

Antique Silver’s Silver Lining

Antique Silver’s Silver Lining 1254 836 Gaslight Square Shoppes

In days gone by, many families had two sets of utensils. There was the everyday flatware, and then they had special silver flatware and serving pieces that were brought out…

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collectible costume jewelry

Collectible Costume Jewelry – A Colorful Start to Antiquing

Collectible Costume Jewelry – A Colorful Start to Antiquing 2124 1411 Gaslight Square Shoppes

One of the joys of antiquing is learning about the types of antiques you’re likely to encounter often so you can look for hidden gems. Vintage costume jewelry is a…

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Bakelite bracelets

Bakelite, The First Modern Plastic

Bakelite, The First Modern Plastic 2121 1414 Gaslight Square Shoppes

Polyoxybenzylmethylenglycolanhydride is the tongue-twister of a name for the collectible plastic we know more popularly as Bakelite. This multipurpose wonder of the early 20th century is a fixture of antique…

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