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Special Gifts should be treasured forever… December 21, 2014

Filed under: About Special Things Antique Jewelry,Gemstones — vapspecialthings @ 4:16 pm
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You cut the Thanksgiving meal short so you could hit the super sales at the big box stores then, you got up at day break, or before, to get crushed in the “Black Friday Stampede” for crazy priced deals for stuff on your gift list, only to find out they were already gone or you had to fight to get one.

Don’t you just love Holiday shopping like this? It really brings home the meaning of the Holiday Season?

The question is, did you really get the Special Gift for the Special People in your life? A gift that will be remembered, adored, treasured and used forever and, will the recipients’ thoughts of you giving it, come rushing to their mind each time they see it, hold it or wear it?

If not, perhaps you might want to consider a gift that has stood the test of time rather than a current fad or “flavor-of-the-month” “special gift”.

At Special Things we offer Special Gifts that will be treasured forever, just as they were for decades or centuries before. They were hand crafted by jewelry artisans long ago, using their skills to make one-of-a-kind Special Gifts. Today, there is no “one-of-a-kind jewelry” that the average person can afford, if you see something today that’s special to you, you’ll see it again in other stores and after the Holidays; being worn by lots of others.

The misconception is that Antique Jewelry is more expensive than modern jewelry… it’s not! In most cases it actually costs less than modern, mass produced jewelry and, rather than being made by a machine without human hands, antique jewelry is an appreciating, one-of-a-kind treasure with a story, that will be remembered and cherished forever.

So, if all I’ve said makes you think you may not have found the really Special Gift for the Special People in your life, here’s a Special Deal just for the Holidays. Purchase a Special Things Gift Card and I’ll discount the amount of the purchase price (any amount) 25%. That means if you purchase a $200 gift card your cost is just $150, you can use it immediately to purchase your really Special Gift for Someone Special or give it as a gift so your Special Someone can select a gift they adore.

There’s still time for you to select your wonderful, one-of-a-kind, gift, just come visit Special Things Antique Jewelry, 7529 US Hwy 64 (Stage Road), Memphis, TN 38133 (across from the old Brother plant). We’re open Monday thru Saturday 9:30AM to 5:30PM, if you need a special appointment please call (901) 388-4000 or email us at

I look forward to seeing you and telling you the story about a gift that will be remembered forever.

Wishing you the Happiest of Holidays,


Special Things Antique Jewelry

Special Gifts that will be treasured forever

Special Gifts that will be treasured forever

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ANTIQUE JEWELRY January 31, 2014

Filed under: Time Periods — vapspecialthings @ 3:35 pm
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Antique Jewelry Blog Post

To know something about antique jewelry or antique jewellery one really has to dig into many (sometimes complex) factors. Some of these will be touched upon in future posts. Although we do not intend here to delve into matters in depth, the following paragraphs give a good idea on antique jewelry and what it’s all about. I may also go more in depth in future posts.

The word “antique” comes from the Latin word “antiquus”, meaning “old” and the  word “jewellery” (British spelling) or “jewelry” (American spelling) is a derivation of the word “jewel”, which was anglicised from the Old French “jouel”  some 800 years ago, in around the 13th century. The word “jouel” itself comes  from the Latin word “jocale”, meaning “plaything”. Jewelry can be made out of  almost every known material with the purpose to adorn nearly every part of the  body.

Antique jewelry is jewelry that has reached an age of 100 years or more and that  makes it a witness of a previous era in human history. It is in generally used  for previously owned jewelry and for pieces of jewelry made in earlier periods and not necessarily pre-worn jewellery. It is not a dequalifying designation as many pieces of antique jewelry typically feature fine workmanship  and high quality stones, as well as one-of-a-kind pieces.

Antique jewelry includes many decades or eras. Each era has many different designs. These eras include Georgian, Early Victorian, Mid-Victorian, Late Victorian, Arts and Crafts era, Art Nouveau, Edwardian, Art Deco and Retro.


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