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antiques, chinese, tian-tsui -

Tian-tsui is a lost technique. It's magnificent blue Chinese silver jewelry - the color is derived from a kingfisher feather overlay. Feathers were meticulously cut and glued onto the metal to give it an iridescent blue sheen.  Shashi imported a lot of jewelry before he started designing - he sold it wholesale at trade shows but some of it remains in his warehouse. Our collection of tian-tsui (and most of our Chinese antiques) was originally imported from Beijing - much of it purchased from the Beijing jewelry company - a very large exporter of antique jewelry in those days. A mere six or seven small boxes of these pieces remains in...

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antiques, chinese, museletter, new items, sale -

Please pass the savings - black friday sale. Staff favorites like chinese antiques. Holiday gift ideas by budget: under $50$50-$75$75-$100$100-$150$150-$250$250-$500$500-$1000 and Over $1000
 

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antiques, artifacts, earrings, egyptian, history, mummy beads, rings -

As the Egyptians valued personal adornment, all of the men and women, and even their Holy statues were always beautifully decorated with pieces of jewelry: necklaces, bracelets, earrings, collars, rings, armbands, headpieces, and even anklets, made out of gold and many other precious metals. Jewelry had always held a higher place of significance in the lives of the ancient Egyptians, causing them to have a strong belief in the importance of jewelry. Keep on reading to dive deeper into the history of ancient Egyptian jewelry.

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1970s, antiques, earrings, laurel burch, museletter, new items, sale, shashi, vintage enamel -

Vintage cloisonné enamel. Laurel Burch's first line of jewelry. More Shashi Inc. Brand new designs. Photography at scale. Sales & special offers.

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1970s, antiques, artifacts, mummy beads, shashi, shashi inc, tian-tsui, vintage enamel -

1964 The Museum of Jewelry was born in 1964. Shashi Singapuri was an employee of Eastern Airlines with $700 and an idea. He bought antiques in five central American Countries, brought them back to America, and promptly sold them.Our antiques and artifacts such as mummy beads, Chinese silver rings, and tian-tsui were mostly acquired in these early days. Our import business expanded to include South America, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Egypt, and China. Throughout the 1960's Shashi repeated and scaled the process. By 1966 he had a sizable collection of inventory and by 1968 he had largely transitioned from import to manufacturing....

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