Monthly Archives: December 2008

Chinese Ethnic Silver Necklaces

Many years ago when I first became enchanted with the world of Chinese personal ornaments, I stumbled across an Australian dealer who was selling Chinese ethnic necklaces that I had never seen before… …huge and dramatic with styles that ranged from baroque elaboration to a modernistic simplicity … and since I am a ‘magpie’ that […]

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Guest Post – CC …Talks About Jade

We are pleased to have our guest blogger, CC, back again to talk about "What is Jade?" and how the concept has changed from the traditional Chinese to modern era. Hi! It’s CC again. Today, I will begin with a question for you. What is “Jade”? The word comes from an ancient Spanish word “Piedra […]

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Two Years Goes By So Quickly!

It is our second anniversary already! Thank you to our readers… your support and response has been wonderful. Since PrivateCollection is a Photo-Blog, I asked Bob if he had any special unpublished photos to celebrate the event along with some commentary…… Susan in her first post wrote: “The history of the human race is recorded […]

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Guest Contributor… CC, From Hong Kong

In my last post, I talked about how important it is to have people to call on to help solve the mysteries that are part of collecting Chinese ornaments. Collectors love to share their knowledge and experiences … so we are inviting guests to contribute posts. We are really thrilled to introduce our first guest […]

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