Featured Articles

My research takes me down many different paths, many of which do not lend themselves to posts here on Jewelry History. Never one to let a morsel of good information lie fallow, I've begun to turn these rabbit trails into featured articles on related blogs.

Here you will find not only a running list of fresh and fun guest posts written by yours truly, you will also find a network of brilliant bloggers. After you're finished reading my guest post (and sharing it with all your friends, I hope), please take a few minutes to peruse their sites.

Some of them offer beautiful inspiration for weddings, others offer amazing tutorials on making jewelry, and still others offer fashion and jewelry advice. Don't forget to share those things that move you.

Thank you for taking a few minutes to spread the love to those who've opened their doors so kindly to me. 

~Angela Magnotti Andrews



FashionOx Magazine: Choosing a Blue Sapphire, Ruby, or Emerald Engagement Ring
Each of these three stones has at some point rivaled the diamond as the gem of all gemstones, and each one is richly endowed with cultural and symbolic meaning, making any one of them a lovely choice for your engagement ringRead More...




Weddzilla: Wedding Trend--Victorian Engagement Rings
While it’s true that the Mid Victorian Era begins with the tragedy of Queen Victoria’s beloved husband, this in no way should diminish the impact the stunning designs, the advances in techniques and available materials, and the eventual transition to all-white wedding jewelry that this time period has made on wedding and engagement rings. Read more...



The Beading Gem's Journal: A Brief History of Prayer Beads
The “pitter-patter” of supplicants fingering prayer beads has echoed throughout the halls of history. On nearly every continent, men and women of diverse religious beliefs have fingered prayer beads to keep track of their prayers, meditations, or mantras. Read more...







Raymond Lee Jewelers: Art Nouveau--A Celebration of Life
Art Nouveau represents a convergence of Symbolist ideals and the radical design principles of a burgeoning class of artisans dedicated to pursuing life as art. The themes of this turn-of-the-century artistic movement find their inspiration primarily in organic feminine forms, including sensual flowers and ethereal insects and animals, such as orchids, dragonflies, irises, and peacocks. Read More...



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