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La Vogue Vintage Popup Stores Inspire Creativity

The creative process of repairing, restoring, upcycling and crafting vintage style jewellery can be a solitary activity. If we at La Vogue Vintage are not careful, this can stifle the very artistic progression we strive to cultivate and master. We therefore look to you, our customer, to help break this isolated feeling and reinvigorate our creative flair. We [...]

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Halloween: The Eve of All Saints Day

Halloween is celebrated on the last day of October and is steeped in history, superstition and folklore from pagan times and subsequent Celtic mystery. The festival of All Saints is celebrated the next day when all saints and martyrs are honoured. The modern festival became a fixture in the north American and Canadian calendar during the 1930’s and today is [...]

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Part Two of Three: The Art of the Cameo Stone

Tools from a Traditional Workshop like La Vogue Vintage'sGlyptography is a highly skilled art form carving a design on a gemstone either in intaglio or in cameo, the glyptographer being the artist who practices the skill. Intaglio vs Cameo Intaglio means that a figure or design is carved below the surface of the stone that will then yield an image in [...]

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La Vogue Vintage Celebrates Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in Canada is a national holiday to give thanks for the harvest and a bountiful year ahead. It is a long weekend when far flung families and friends get together to share gifts and a traditional meal that includes turkey, cranberries, pumpkin and varieties of squash, corn and pecan nuts that are plentiful at this time, if the [...]

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Tourmaline - Passed Through a Rainbow

Tourmaline is a beautiful hard wearing gemstone that is available in more colours and colour combinations than any other known gem. In ancient times people believed that the colours were obtained as the stone passed through a rainbow on its journey from the centre of the earth, where it had been formed.Unset Tourmalines, La Vogue Vintage can make into [...]

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Opal – The Queen of Gems

Antique Opal Jewellery - La Vogue Vintage can Custom Make Such StylesThe birthstone for October, considered by many to be the most beautiful and desirable of gems the opal has a unique beauty in the flashes of fire that are caused by light diffraction, a phenomena known as play of colour. It is this fascination with colour that [...]

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The Colours of Fall, the Inspiration for our Pop-Up Store

The early mornings become cooler, the skies become bluer and the colours around us are changing. At La Vogue Vintage we will celebrate those changes at our latest pop-up store in Calgary. October 1 st see us at the First Canadian Collectors Club Show and Sale, Thorncliffe– Greenview Community Hall, 5600 Centre Street North, Calgary. Powered by Cincopa <a href='https://www.cincopa.com/media-platform/skins/responsive-video-player-without-playlist'>Video Player</a> for [...]

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Part One of Three: The History of the Cameo

From ancient times until the 19th century most cameos were cut from hardstones such as bloodstone, onyx, chalcedony, and carnelian. They were carved to show in relief the design and background in contrasting colours within the stone. This type of cameo is still the most valuable today and enables the skill of the carver, or glyptographer, to be demonstrated in [...]

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Craftsmanship from a Bygone Era - Our Pop-Up Store at Spruce Meadows

At La Vogue Vintage we create our pieces in a Calgary based family workshop. Our workshop is not a production line manufacturing 100s' of items, instead we take pride in creating timeless pieces that reflect the values of a bygone era, which can be worn in a fast paced modern life.It is these grounded values from the past [...]

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Sapphire, the Gem of the Soul

Custom Crafted Sapphire Jewellery by La Vogue VintageWhen you think of a sapphire you most likely picture the stunning blue gemstones, but did you know sapphires can actually be a variety of colours and have the exact same properties as rubies?It’s true! The sapphire is technically known as a transparent corundum. The red variety is known as ruby, but any [...]

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