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The Cabochon Collection

3 Reasons to Appreciate the Art of Cabochon Jewelry

To love jewelry one has to appreciate the effort involved in making a piece. Some old-world techniques have been lost to mass-production, but here are three reasons to appreciate the art of cabochon jewelry. The 1980s was transitional period as American Costume Jewelry Manufacturers began to move production aboard. The Napier “Cabochon Collection” was introduced […]

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Napier and Swarovski Crystals

In the early 1990s, Napier produced an astonishing line of high-end fashion jewelry designs using extremely expensive Swarovski crystal rhinestones that were hand set. These pieces originally retailed up to $250.00 each. In today’s 2013 dollars, this amount equates to over $423.00. The earrings below are from a dazzling 1991 collection. Additional information about this […]

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