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Enter to WIN!

To celebrate our pop-up store at Spruce Meadows Masters, we are giving away a pair of beautiful vintage inspired silver earrings.  How do you enter? All you have to do is signup for our newsletter!  Don't worry, we won't send you a lot of spammy junk mail that you're not interested in, we will only send you periodic [...]

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It’s Been a Creative Summer! Check out our Pop Up Store

The weather has been glorious this summer, with hot days and lots of nurturing rain. At La Vogue Vintage we have been busy creating new pieces in time for our next pop up store during Antiquing at the Arc, which will be held at the Acadia Recreation Complex on August 20 & 21.Below are just some of the [...]

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Peridot – The Gem of the Sun

A collection of unset peridots we could custom make into a piece of jewelleryPeridot is an attractive transparent gem variety of olivine, a magnesium iron silicate mineral which is found in basalts and peridotite rocks. The gem has a distinctive oily lustre and can range in colour depending on the amount of iron within it. The peridots are a [...]

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Heritage Day 2016: Jewellery’s Mark on our Heritage

Heritage Day in Alberta, Canada is a time to celebrate the various cultures that make up the heritage of our great province. Held on the first Monday in August, Heritage Day is not a statutory holiday, but it can be used as an optional holiday and most people do take this day off.Alberta is home to many different nations that [...]

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Carnelian – the alternate birthstone for July

A Collection of Unset Carnelians, We Could Custom Make into a Piece of Jewellery.Carnelian (sometimes spelled cornelian), is a semiprecious stone that is often used as the July birthstone for men, and is used extensively in men’s signet rings as it is considered to be a stone of confidence and action.Made from a variety of chalcedony that is [...]

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Ruby: The King of Gems and Birthstone for July

A Georgian Ruby Pearl Clasp and a Diamond and Gold Ring, we can custom make similar pieces upon request.Rubies have been held in high regard for centuries, especially in Asian countries where they adorned the armour of warriors and noblemen to make them invincible, in some cases even inserting them under the skin. The ruby’s blood red colour was [...]

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Pearl Jewellery Part 2: The Business of Pearls

This is part 2 of a 2-part blog on Pearl Jewellery. Read Part 1.Strands of Freshwater PearlsOver the years as demand for natural pearls flourished, pearls became more highly prized than gold, and the world supply began to diminish. The Persian Gulf was the main source of gem quality natural pearls and even in the most [...]

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Enter to Win Pearl Stud Earrings!

This month, don’t miss your chance to win a fabulous pair of pearl stud earrings. The most versatile accessory for any style, outfit, or occasion. The contest is easy to enter, go to our Facebook or Twitter and tag someone who has a birthday in June, then both you and the person you tagged are entered to [...]

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Celebrating Father’s Day

Father’s Day is a time to reflect on fatherhood and celebrate the person who is usually the head of the family. It is a day when we express our love and respect for the man and all that he represents, and it’s a chance to spoil dad in a way that’s exclusive to him.When I was a child each [...]

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Feeling the Urge to Touch, Hold and Try On?

Try on a 1950's Vermeil, Paste and Freshwater Pearl Necklet and Matching EarringsSometimes there is no substitute for using all your senses when you want to look for a gift or just treat yourself. If you feel that way when you look at some of the La Vogue Vintage creations, we certainly do understand just what you mean. [...]

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