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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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La Vogue Vintage’s Latest Finds for Sale at the Acadia Vintage Retro & Antiques Show

Table set up at the Edmonton ShowBack from a successful show in Edmonton, we slide into a show in Calgary, while our workshop has been hard at work restoring and repairing our latest finds and treasures. La Vogue Vintage will have these antique, collectable and vintage treasures on display at the Acadia Vintage Retro & Antiques Show, Saturday April 23, 9am [...]

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Diamonds are Forever

For centuries Diamonds have melted the coldest of hearts, have been sought after by kings and queens and have inspired musicians to write charming lyrics about its mesmerising sparkle.Late Victorian 15ct Yellow Gold, Diamond and Ruby Bar BroochDiamonds were first discovered in India more than 2 500 years ago, ancient Indians believed that diamonds would make them invincible and [...]

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La Vogue Vintage exhibits at the 41st Annual Wild Rose Antique Collectors Show and Sale

Do you have a burning question about a family heirloom you inherited?Do you admire and appreciate fine craftsmanship from a bygone era? Do you have a pair of vintage candlesticks tucked away that need repairing?1950's Crystal and Paste Necklace on Display with a Murano Glass VaseWhy not talk to us, La Vogue Vintage, when we exhibit at our next [...]

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The ethereal nature of Siam Jewellery or Nielloware

I have often wondered about the ethereal characters depicted in Niello or Siam jewellery. But I did not realise that this decorating technique has a long and varied history. Pair of Vintage Double Sided Siam Silver Drop EarringsNiello is a sulphurised alloy of silver, copper and lead that is black in colour and used to inlay a contrasting colour into [...]

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Antiques and Collectables Show and Sale, Calgary, March 12, 2016

La Vogue Vintage will be exhibiting at tan upcoming antiques and collectables show and sale, Saturday March 12 in Calgary. If you are an enthusiastic collector or have a love for the “vintage look” you are sure to find some great treasures. La Vogue Vintage will have for sale a collection of silverware, jewellery, crystal and decorative accessories from [...]

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Meet La Vogue Vintage at Calgary’s First Canadian Collectors Club’s Antiques and Collectables Show

Yes, La Vogue Vintage will be out and about at Calgary’s First Canadian Collectors Club’s Antiques and Collectables Show and Sale. February 27th, 2016, we will display items not yet seen online, including decorative antiques and vintage jewellery.Do you have a question about a piece of history you have inherited? La Vogue Vintage could help you uncover the mystery [...]

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