Friday February 28, 2020

Home is where the art is for Adam’s

Sale includes a paste Riviere necklace, a charm bracelet featuring 11 historic coins and a gold novelty frog brooch set with emeralds

8th December, 2019
Paste Riviere necklace: beautiful and affordable at €400-€600

What precisely, asked my teenage niece, is paste? Think of it, I replied, as jewellery for girls with more dash than cash.

In Roman times, costume jewellery was made from coloured transparent flint glass that imitated the brilliance of precious coloured stones, but in 1758 a Viennese jeweller invented a colourless glass paste that could be cut to resemble diamonds. Adam’s sale has a paste Riviere necklace with three key selling points – it’s beautiful,...

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