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The Real Cost of Cheap Jewellery

Question: Do you know where your jewellery comes from? How much do you care?
When you're shopping for jewellery, it's hard to be a conscientious consumer, particularly when you're tempted by the ever decreasing prices. But the reality of cheap, overseas made jewellery can make your eyes water. Literally.

The tragedy at the Bangladesh clothing factory has left Australian fashion retailers with some awkward questions to answer, as highlighted in a recent ABC 7.30 Report. But, as most consumers are probably already aware, the clothing industry is not the only one that should be under scrutiny.

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Art Nouveau White Gold Cameo BroochAntique Jewellery: Real or Repro?

Behold that gorgeous antique brooch you've been staring at for the last few days on the internet! It's obviously Art Nouveau, isn't it?

It's often very difficult to distinguish from a genuine antique jewellery piece and a good reproduction. Here are some key points that you need to know before you shop and pay for what you think is a Victorian piece of jewellery only to find out that it's a clever reproduction.

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Antique Jewellery Online Now!!Art Deco Platinum Diamond and Sapphire Ring

David's online store has now been launched!

David's collection of antique jewellery as well as his own handmade jewellery is available online now.

Using secure payments via Paypal (customers do not need to have a Paypal account), bank transfer or over the phone, it's too late now to snap up this stunning art deco diamond and sapphire ring, but there are plenty of other antique jewellery treasures to be had!

Check them out for yourself!

Buying Antique Jewellery On Ebay: Don't Get Duped!

Victorian Rose Gold Garnet  RingBeen searching for antique jewellery to buy on eBay lately? Have you been more than a little suspicious over the sheer number of items available at rock bottom prices? Don't some of those bargains look just too good to be true? OF COURSE they do!

Just a couple of mouse clicks into eBay's jewellery category and you are confronted with an ever increasing, bewildering array of 'rare' 'estate' jewellery propping up the 'genuine antiques' section which have probably fallen off the back of a Chinese factory assembly line to be there.

But how do you separate the good from the bad; the new from the old; the real from the fake; the bling from the bong, etc..? Here are some top tips from one antique jewellery seller trying hard to avoid being tarred with the same phony brush:

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Antique Jewellery as an InvestmentEdwardian Gold Peridot  Diamond Ring

Antique jewellery can look very stylish and pretty, but have you ever thought of it as a potential investment? In the last few years, people have begun to re-examine what it truly means to make a safe investment. Businesses and individuals have both lost huge sums of money in the current world economy. The whole experience has been a pretty scary one as people have tried to figure out how to protect their wealth and that fear is still present today. Thankfully, antique jewellery offers an investment option that has been around for many, many years.

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