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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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Pearl Jewellery: The Promise of Love and a Happy Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

A Selection of Freshwater Pearls We Could Make into a Custom Necklace.Pearl jewellery is one of the most popular types of jewellery, and has been for some time due to its natural beauty. As the exquisite birthstone for June, did you know the pearl promises love and a happy marriage to all who are born [...]

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The Birth of the Modern Mother’s Day

A post World War I Photograph of a Mother and SonThe celebration of mothers and motherhood has its roots in ancient Greek and Roman times when the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele were celebrated. But it is the Christian tradition of Mothering Sunday that was the beginning of the modern Mother’s Day celebration.I fondly remember getting up early [...]

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Treat Mum to a day Hunting Collectables in Red Deer

The La Vogue Vintage Stand at an Antique and Collectables SaleThis year’s Carswell’s 27th Red Deer Antique Show and Sale will be a great way to spend quality time with Mum on Mother’s Day. Maybe treat her to a gift that she would like rather than something she needs, with over 350 tables on display, you will be [...]

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The Alluring Nature of Emeralds

A Collection of Unset EmeraldsThe alluring, pale to deep velvety green, precious emerald is by weight the most expensive gem stone in the world. The deep green, desirable colour of emerald is the result of inclusions or Jardin (garden) within the stone and it is the presence of traces of the mineral chromium that gives this variety of beryl its [...]

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