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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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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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