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Monday Love

By: Paula Bixel, June 28, 2015

I love Mondays. I know, I know, Mondays are supposed to be hated. But I LOVE Mondays, because I get to really connect with the people who come into the shop on Mondays. It's usually the quietest day of the week which is why I chose Monday to be my day behind the counter, a day of quality not quantity. So if you would like to come in and meet me and enjoy a quiet browse thru our lovely unique stock of Vintage,  Antique and Artisan Jewelry, come in on a Monday. I promise you'll have a great time, oh and the parking is sooo much easier.

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Summer Love & Wedding Bands

By: Paula Bixel, June 18, 2015

 

The Ladies of Gilt have recently returned from a buying trip and now all the wonderful pieces we bought on our trip have been made ready for you. As a result we have the largest inventory of Vintage Diamond Wedding Bands in the 20 year History of Gilt! This is a great time to get the perfect Vintage Band to go with your Vintage Engagement ring. If you're not local just send us a note and let us know what you're looking for, we'll be happy to send you pictures. If you are local swing by and try some rings on! 

 

Love Token Jewelry

By: Jessie Hibbs, February 2, 2015

Jewelery has been given as a token of love and friendship since ancient times. Perhaps it is the compact nature of the medium or its tendency to be made from precious materials that makes it so popular as a symbol of precious feelings. As jewelry historians we see the styles of love tokens go in and out of favor through the years; but one of the most influential styles is that of Queen Victoria.

Fall 2014 / Winter 2015 Billboard

By: Jessie Hibbs, October 30, 2014

Our Explorers in Turquoise makes
for a bold statement on East Burnside this winter!

 

Astronomy's Influence on Victorian Jewelry

By: Jessie Hibbs, June 15, 2014

When collecting, studying and working with antique jewelry it is easy to take for granted the crescent and star motif that is so common in Victorian Era jewelry. While photographing some pieces the other day I had a renewed interest in the origins of these images and where they come from.

My Obsession with Georgian Jewelry

By: Paula Bixel, April 20, 2014

We ladies at Gilt have been hard at work preparing for the launch of the e-commerce portion of our website.
At times it has seemed an impossible task to have our treasures available online, there just never seemed to be enough hours in a day.
But ever hopeful, I started stashing away special pieces. And as a result I have gathered a sweet group of Georgian items, which seems fitting since this is one of my favorite eras.

Winter 2014 Billboard

By: Paula Bixel, February 18, 2014

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c1850 Victorian Reverse Painted Earrings

By: Paula Bixel, January 29, 2014

I have been thinking lately about my personal collection of Jewelry, cataloging it, photographing it, and just generally pondering its origins and the delight each piece brings me.
I thought originally that I would share my favorite piece with everyone, but I have realized that may not be possible since my favorite seems to change with each piece I pick up.

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