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What is the difference between estate, antique & vintage jewelry? Some of the most common questions asked about jewelry revolve around those terms. What do they mean? What is their definition? There can be a great deal of confusion and no wonder, as in many cases, even jewelers apply the terms for different things. But there are generally accepted definitions to use as benchmarks and it's all about dating a piece of jewelry, according to when it was made. Just remember the 25 / 100 rule.

The Three Graces Features Dallas Prince Rings

Posted at 12:10 PM, on Oct 12, '18

The Three Graces in collaboraiton with Dallas Prince is pleased to present a selection of one-of-a-kind rings. Read more by clicking on the title...

 

Dallas Prince Rings from The Three Graces
Sloan & Co. Signs of the Zodiac Jewelry

In the early 1900s the famous Newark jewelry design firm, Sloan & Co., created a series of twelve pendants or lockets with each sign of the Zodiac. From Aquarius to Capricorn each is a work of art unto itself. The Three Graces has been fortunate to obtain a small collection. Learn more about these vintage pieces by clicking the title above.

Antique Lover's Eye Jewelry: The Eyes Have It

Posted at 01:02 PM, on Feb 23, '18

Adored or shunned, these enigmatic jewels never fail to elicit an emotional response. The Georgian period was a time where objects of beauty were admired not only for their esthetic appeal, but were enhanced by deeper meaning, sentiment and symbolism. In particular, Lover's Eyes first became popular as a symbol of a person’s secret loved one or admirer. Click Title for More....

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Wonder Where Gold & Platinum Really Come From?

Posted at 10:10 AM, on Oct 16, '17

Most of us know that plainum, gold and gemstones are mined and come from the ground. Its also a fact that most are formed long ago in the earth's crust. But an amazing collision of two neutron stars highlights the true origins of precious metals. 

Read this fascinating story in "New York Times" on this recent discovery then look down at the ring on your finger, or the pendant on your neck and marvel.

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Image © The New York Times

Hurricane Harvey & The Three Graces

Posted at 02:09 PM, on Sep 01, '17

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Hurrican Harvey Relief Update

Free Food for Rockport

 

Rockport, Texas the site of landfall of the terrible Hurricane Harvey struggles to recover. But it won't go hungry. Click title for more...

 

The Three Graces Turns 15!

Posted at 08:08 AM, on Aug 01, '17

A Personal Note from The Owner

It doesn’t seem that long ago that I was shipping from a carpeted floor and working from a tiny laptop (I still feel this is the reason I need glasses as it couldn’t have to do with age).  Click Title for More...