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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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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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