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Getting to Know You Giveaway

As you already know if you follow our Facebook & Twitter, I love giving away heirlooms. I am making a conscious effort to update our Blog more often, and in doing so, I decided I wanted to get to know the readers, followers, likers, and purchasers of Ageless Heirlooms a little bit better.

To register for this particular giveaway, all you have to do is answer the questions below in the comment section.  Be sure to include your first and last name and be sure to check back after the contest expire date to see if you won.  Winners have seven days to claim their prize. Giveaway runs through 7/5/11. Winner to be picked 7/6/11.

Also, don’t forget to ‘Like‘ our Facebook page to register to win an Antique Amethyst Ring at 4,000 likes…  AND don’t forget to follow us on twitter and retweet any contest post to register to win an Antique Platinum Diamond Ring at 3,000 followers.


1. What is your favorite era of heirloom jewelry and why?

2. What is your most prized piece of jewelry you own and why?

3. What type of articles would you like to see on our blog?


A handcrafted Lauren Rose Design peacock necklace locket featuring brass & gold filled findings, czechoslavakian glass, and a screen printed peacock locket. 21″ in length.

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Jerrilynn Atherton June 24, 2011 at 2:55 pm

My favorite era of jewelry is Victorian. I love EVERYTHING Victorian!! My most prized piece of jewelry (besides my wedding rings) is a star sapphire ring. It belonged to my grandmother. I would love to see articles on your blog about the history of different styles of jewelry. And I already follow you on both Facebook and Twitter!!

cindy b June 24, 2011 at 2:56 pm

I love heirloom jewelry of the 20s. I think the art deco jewelry was so interesting and pretty. I would love to have a piece.

I don’t have any family heirloom jewelry but my husband gave me a beautiful pearl necklace for my birthday last year. It had a lot of meaning behind it and I’d love to pass it down to my children one day.

I love to see articles on the different decades of jewelry. I think that would e so fascinating to learn about.

ccakes June 24, 2011 at 3:12 pm

I absolutely love the 20’s and filigree filigree filigree. Art deco is so classic and shines the craftsmanship like no other!

My most prized piece of jewelry is a diamond and sapphire ring I got from you actually. The sapphire is an isosceles triangle which brings out the nerd in me as well. It’s too unique not to treasure.

I would love for you to describe your methods of finding such great antique jewelry. There’s beautiful jewelry everywhere that should be treasured and you do such a remarkable job of finding it for us!

Shannelle Evangelista June 24, 2011 at 3:42 pm

The Victorian era of jewelry is my favourite due to it’s timeless, romantic, and feminine stylings. Most of the jewelry of that period lends itself to being matched with modern pieces for a very distinct,chic,and personal look!

The sterling/diamond necklace given to me by my boyfriend last Christmas is my favourite and I wear it every day.

Being a history junkie, I’d like to see historical notes for each piece of jewelrys era; I think that would be both fascinating and interesting.

Susan Courter June 24, 2011 at 3:51 pm

I love heirlooms that are classic in style. I was lucky enough to receive my grandmother’s diamond and emerald watch as a young teen, and it has always held a special place in my heart. I also have my aunt’s gold baby locket which I wear as a charm on a bracelet. My grandmother was born in 1900, and my aunt in 1916; their jewelry has special meaning because it belonged to family. I suppose that antique jewelry is my passion because of these family pieces which I treasure most of all.
I’d like to see articles on antique jewelry, especially those pieces which are family heirlooms because there is a story behind each piece.

Sandra Weston June 24, 2011 at 4:44 pm

I love art deco jewelry especially rings are my favorite.

My most favorite & most treasured piece of jewelry is my platinum engagement ring my husband gave me – it has special meaning and the diamond is a flawless princess cut.

I would like to read more history behind these estate treasures and their beauty and art. luv em….

valerie June 24, 2011 at 4:53 pm

My favorite jewelry era is from the 1800s on into the Victorian Era. I love garnets, rubies, torquoise, pearls and diamonds. I love intricate filigree patterns especially in gold. Jewelry with a history means much more to me than anything new, I think of its past owners and of how they may have enjoyed it.
My favorite piece is a heart-shaped Cameo that my ex-husband purchased for me in an estate jewelry shop.
I am curious to know more about stones, pearls especially if there are any from mussels, quahogs. Also the market value generally.

rhian June 24, 2011 at 6:12 pm

My favorite style is art deco and my most treasured piece is my art deco style engagement ring. I’d love to see more ideas on how to combine pieces.

Deborah Alice June 24, 2011 at 6:20 pm

My favorite era has to be late forties & fifties…Why?…well,I was born in 1949…and I always felt that I was born to late & that I should have been born in the late 1920’s…I always love the 40’s & 50’s era…the clothes…the music…the jewelry…the cars…just everything…my favorite piece of jewelry that I have, came from my grandmother…it’s a small brooch, that has a bow pin & two tiny slippers dangle from it…the bow has 4 little seed pearls with a pinkish stone in the middle…the slippers are silver colored with pink inside..they have carved toes with a flower, with a pearl, on them…This brooch is 3 yrs older than I am (62)…I can remember my grandmother wearing this brooch many, many times…I remember pretending that I could wear these slippers as a child…Of all the jewelry that she left me,including her engagement ring,this brooch is my favorite piece by far…

Trish Matthews June 24, 2011 at 7:35 pm

I love art deco and because of the filigree and coral

My favorite jewelry is my antique filigree and sapphire wedding ring and matching filigree and sapphire wind up watch.

I also have a filigree garnet ring that I love too.

I would like to see more articles about caring for antique jewelry

shannon wierzbic June 24, 2011 at 11:47 pm

my favorite time period was the victorian age. i feel love & affection was shown thru the filigree settings & lovely stones.
my prized piece is a modest version of the beautiful engagement ring you have shown.
i would like to see more examples, photos & descriptions of the victorian heirloom jewelry. i have not seen alot of earrings, were they too deicately made to survive the years?

shannon wierzbic June 24, 2011 at 11:48 pm

my favorite time period was the victorian age. i feel love & affection was shown thru the filigree settings & lovely stones.
my prized piece is a modest version of the beautiful engagement ring you have shown.
i would like to see more examples, photos & descriptions of the victorian heirloom jewelry. i have not seen alot of earrings, were they too delicately made to survive the years?

Tiffany Cooper June 25, 2011 at 6:28 am

I usually like pre to early victorian. You can find darker elements in the pre victorian (gregorian era?) that sometimes has a skull or something thrown in, and there is a lot of nature inspired patterns that are very elegant. My heirloom style engagement ring, for obvious reasons, has to be my most prized piece. It came from the clearance case at Pennys, and it didnt have a matching contour wedding band so it had to become a right hand ring when I did get my band. Theres no large stones or anything but I wouldnt trade it for any ring Ive seen yet. As far as articles go, Ill read anything yall can think of to put up…Maybe some stuff on styles that came from south Louisiana/New Orleans.

Tracy Walters-Rogers June 26, 2011 at 12:20 am

I really love the rings of the art deco period — that said, I love the forties and fifties rhinestone pieces.

My most prized piece of jewelry is the mega ring I got from my mother- It’s a huge blue spinel with four diamonds on each side. If it wasn’t so GAUDY it would just be tacky.

I’d really like to see more articles that give you ideas about how to store your jewelry and how to care for the different styles and different stones…

Debbie Horgan June 28, 2011 at 11:00 am

I love the forties jewlery.
My favorite piece of jewlery I own is a garnet ring that was my grandmother’s.
Jewlery care would be a good topic.

Jessica Lynn June 28, 2011 at 3:43 pm

1. What is your favorite era of heirloom jewelry and why?
Deco, I love the designs, patterns, and composition of the jewelry. I also adore the way colored stones and diamonds are worked together. The deco jewelry is also a great image of what the era was and the revolutionary spirit that had gripped America at the time.

2. What is your most prized piece of jewelry you own and why?
I own a white sapphire and platinum ring that was my great-grandmother’s ten year anniversary ring in 1942. It is not only gorgeous but is sentimental. My great grandmother is now 98 and is still going strong so I love having been given things that symbolize this feisty woman.

3. What type of articles would you like to see on our blog?
Something about the history of jewelry, how to tell what is really older and what is reproduction, or how to know if pieces are worth their price tag.

Sara Johnson June 29, 2011 at 4:00 pm

1. My favorite era is art deco for sure. The intricacy and style are to die for. The symmetry of design as well as the geometric shapes make for a beautiful, timeless, and still modern piece. Especially, being a lifer from Buffalo, I believe that Art Deco style really represents Buffalo Heritage in so many ways.

2. My father gave me my mothers wedding ring, who passed away when I was a baby, when I was very young and am sorry to say that the ring has been lost for years now. My grandmother gave me one of my mothers necklaces that is deco style from the 20s that was given to my grandmother when she was 20 by my grandfather. She then passed it on to my mother, who wore it for her wedding, and then passed it to me which I wear for all special events. Its so beautiful and knowing its still in the family after all this time means alot.

3. I would love to see a little more background on the types of jewelry, history, representation in history, timelines, what the significance of what having that jewelry at the time meant, etc. I love the variety on the blog so far

FJ Maris July 5, 2011 at 2:24 pm

My fav period of heirloom jewelry is the art deco. The piece I own & like best is a mother of pearl Mother’s dangle pin. I would like to read more articles showing me how to tell what a jewelry piece is when I find one. So I can know what I am looking at.


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