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Georg Jensen: his life, work and inspiration

Renowned for functional pieces both timeless and decorative, Georg Jensen’s work is still sought after almost a hundred years after his death. But who was Georg Jensen, and who inspired him? And what should collectors look for?

Antique and vintage watches - how they made the leap from pocket to wrist

When did wrist watches replace pocket watches and is it worth buying a vintage watch? We discuss the characteristics of a quality watch and which makers to look for.

Identifying antique gold hallmarks – an in-depth guide

Is antique gold hallmarked? When did gold start being stamped? What does an anchor mark mean? This comprehensive beginner’s guide to antique gold hallmarks has all the answers to these questions and more.

Christmas gift ideas for antique lovers

Christmas gifts for antique lovers can be hard to source. Most antiquarians have distinctly unique tastes - and their homes are curated to express it. But that doesn’t mean you should just abandon all hope and buy them another pair of socks.
Antique watches

A guide to: Antique watches

There is something deeply appealing about antique watches. Their attraction stems from a number of factors, from the fascinating innovations of mechanisms over the centuries to the phenomenal decorative appeal.
Antique rings

Antique rings: how to find hidden gems

From British marquise to French giardinettos, antique rings wildly differ. Different bands, gemstones, metals, colours, clarities and carats - chances are that you’ll never find two exactly the same.
Antique jewellery

A guide to: Antique jewellery

From delicate antique bracelets sculpted in the 1800s to bold dragonfly brooches designed by world-famous Tiffany & Co., antique jewellery stirs the senses with depth, character, style and craftsmanship.