Faux, not fake

I’m waiting patiently for a new piece of jewellery, but this time it’s costume jewellery. How can this be, you cry!  Well, Polly has a pair of costume jewellery earrings that she absolutly loves, and she’s having them copied in gold and with the real gems – peridot and pearls – and I’m inheriting the faux pair because I love …

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Why, oh why..

… does it catch my eye? What is it about the ancient Egyptian combination of semi precious stones and gold that appeals to us so much?  Every civilisation has used semi precious stones and gold, but there’s just something about lapis and turquoise and coral and carnelian and pearls and gold all combined that makes a perfectly winning formula. Even …

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