Top 5 Vintage Rings with Channel-Set Gemstones

There is nothing quite as sophisticated as the channel setting. From the vantage point of the jeweler, it requires superior artistry to place multiple gemstones in an exactly measured row. Stone cuts must be precise, and the creation of the channel allows for little error. Collectors love this design because it is this setting that […]

Vintage Glass Jewelry Satisfies Discerning Tastes

Although obsidian, a volcanic glasslike mineral, has been worked since about 3500 BCE, glass did not become a raw material for jewelry until about 1479 BCE. What likely started in Egypt eventually moved into Thailand, India, Mexico, China and other areas along the trade routes. In fact, archaeological digs in Egypt, Mexico and India have […]