Today's stunner is a large Georgian Black Dot Paste Stick Pin in pristine condition. At 175 years old we should all look this good! Paste is a very hard form of glass that was originally used as a substitute for diamonds by a growing middle class that couldn't quite afford them. Black Dot Paste is known as the highest quality form of the genre & has a tiny black dot painted on the very bottom underside of the stone, thought to have mimicked the open culet of early diamond cuts which often look quite dark or black. Apart from the substitution of paste for diamonds there was little difference between them. In fact, the craft required to cut paste is said to be more demanding and difficult than the art of cutting diamonds.
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Jewelry from the Victorian Era (1837-1900) contained symbols that expressed a sentiment or meaning that the wearer wanted to convey. Common ...
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A soundtrack for February (* with lots of Prince to keep you warm ). Enjoy! -RBJ
Happy Memorial Day everyone! We will be open today in Northampton but closed in Cambridge for the holiday. Enjoy the beautiful day!
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