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museletter, new items, sale -

Red and green holiday looks & gift ideas, new items, stocking stuffers, xmas delivery deadlines and gift cards just in case.

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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, chinese, earrings, egyptian, mummy beads, shashi -

The late, great Laurel Burch was an artist turned entrepreneur. Most prominently known for her jewelry designs, colorful cats, horses, and animals and beautiful fabrics. Shashi and Laurel met in the early 1970s - in San Francisco - and struck both a romantic and business partnership. Together they founded Laurel Inc. - manufacturing Laurels designs as a 50/50 joint venture. The Laurel Inc. / Laurel San Francisco designs represent the first examples of Laurels commercial work, as such they are highly collectable. The fledgling company first attempted manufacturing directly in San Francisco. They trained hippies and assorted counter-culture types to do jewelry production, but...

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gold, history -

The what, how, where, how long, and why of gold jewelry

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chinese, earrings, museletter, necklaces, new items, pendants, sale, shashi, shashi inc, tian-tsui, vintage enamel -

The Early Days: VOGUE, Shashi Inc, The Museum of Jewelry catalogAntique rings and tian tsui. 100 new designs including necklaces and earrings.

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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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1970s, earrings, patti hansen, press, vintage enamel, vogue -

Shashi started importing jewelry in 1964. As an employee of Eastern Airlines, he used $700 to source products overseas, import, and sell them. He made another trip a few weeks later on the pretense his mother was ill, and by the time he took a 3rd trip he was self-employed. Within a year or two Shashi had turned his initial investment into about $100k in inventory. He spoke English, Malaysian, Hindi (Mandarin was added later) and was able to create unique relationships in Indonesia, China, Singapore, India and elsewhere - relationships that were used to source antiques, find gemstones, and to manufacture the Shashi...

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catalog, news, press -

We shipped millions of catalogs in the 1990s and many of our customers remember them fondly. Last week I decided to play with digitalizing a few from my collection.

At this time 20 years ago we were printing this thing like crazy and getting it ready to ship out to several hundred thousand houses.

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egyptian, greek, roman, timeline -

I'm removing the timelines from our collection pages as they slow down the page load time too much. But they are useful and I love them, so we're going to archive them to the blog. Read on for a timeline covering ancient jewelry including Egyptian, Roman and Greek - from the beginning of history to about 400 AD.

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