The incredible story of Japanese bird pins

The incredible story of Japanese bird pins

By now, you should all know how much I love brooches and pins. I hate a great little collection of owls and other animal pins. But one day, a good friend showed me something like I had never seen before! In his hand was an exquisitely carved wooden bird pin. Now, some...
Faberge was much more than eggs!

Faberge was much more than eggs!

First off, I love Faberge eggs! Beautiful and exquisite, I have been fascinated with the history and tragedy behind these amazing objects since I was a teenager. In fact, I vividly remember coveting and scheming how to purchase a set of 12 reproductions when I was...
Tiffany’s orchids from Paul Farnham

Tiffany’s orchids from Paul Farnham

Everything is green now that spring is officially here! And that has me thinking about flowers! I recently came across this designer I hadn’t heard of before, this guy who made these absolutely exquisite and lifelike orchid pins. So of course I had to find out...
History of Irish Claddaugh Rings

History of Irish Claddaugh Rings

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, I thought you all might be interested in a unique Irish design – the claddagh ring! You know, it’s that one with the two hands holding the heart.     What is a claddagh ring?   First,...


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