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Monster Retro Ring by Stan Shelley

Posted by Shelley's on Monday, June 18th, 2018 at 5:33 pm

The Retro period was brief but quite distinctive.  Roughly speaking, it was the 1940s.  One of the styles that was very popular was what I call MONSTER RETRO RINGS.  These rings had ...

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Celestial Jewelry: A Royal History By Stan Shelley

Posted by Shelley's on Thursday, May 31st, 2018 at 9:46 pm

  Who decides what is in style? It is not just the designers. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries English royalty was highly influential in setting fashion standards for Gre...

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Understanding Diamond Clarity

Posted by Shelley's on Friday, May 18th, 2018 at 12:57 pm

Most people have heard about the four C’s pertaining to diamonds.  One of them stands for clarity.  The clarity of a diamond refers to its freedom from imperfections.  Physical...

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Understanding Fancy Yellow Diamonds

Posted by Shelley's on Monday, April 23rd, 2018 at 4:55 pm

In our estate jewelry collection, we have recently added a pleasing 1.51 ct fancy yellow diamond engagement ring.  It is my philosophy that folks should buy based on beauty, and this ring is d...

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Tax Break Special

Posted by Shelley's on Monday, April 16th, 2018 at 12:38 pm

Shelley's Jewelry is giving you a tax break! Come by our store in beautiful Hendersonville, North Carolina, show us this coupon and you will receive $50 off every purchase of $100 or more through A...

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When A 1109 Carat Diamond Is For Sale

Posted by Shelley's on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 at 12:06 pm

There is nothing unusual about Sotheby’s selling a diamond. What was odd on this day in June of 2016 was that they were unable to get a bid at the minimum price. This was very important becau...

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Our Heritage by Stan Shelley

Posted by Shelley's on Monday, March 26th, 2018 at 1:45 pm

The values of a business often come directly from the owner. Or in some cases they come from the founder, as would be the case for us here at Shelley’s Jewelry. Here is a little bit about our...

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A Vintage Jewelry Timeline by Stan Shelley

Posted by Shelley's on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 at 12:58 pm

Throughout our site and blog posts you might hear things like Victorian, Edwardian or Art Deco. These titles refer to different time periods, and each period had unique trends or styles when it cam...

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What Makes A Cameo

Posted by Shelley's Jewelry on Friday, March 2nd, 2018 at 6:33 pm

Cameos are carvings that have been made into jewelry.  In modern times the material being carved is usually stone or shell, but it can be wood, coral, ivory or a wide variety of organic substa...

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Hamilton Wrist Watches by Stan Shelley

Posted by Shelley's Jewelry on Friday, February 16th, 2018 at 7:21 pm

In the first decade of the twentieth century Hamilton joined other watch firms in making a revolutionary new product, the wristwatch. A few had been made in the nineteenth century for military purp...

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How To Know A Fine Amethyst

Posted by Shelley's Jewelry on Thursday, February 8th, 2018 at 8:52 am

Amethyst is the birthstone for February but it is one of the most popular gems for all people. It is helpful to know how to distinguish fine amethysts from those that are lower in quality.  ...

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