Depression Glass Trivia

Written by Murray Hughes

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Ofrepparttar 200+ patterns of Depression glass created, footed salt and pepper shakers from Hockingís Mayfair design demand some ofrepparttar 136305 very highest prices. Don't flinch when (or if) you have a close encounter with one: They go for more than $9,000, which makes them 1 ofrepparttar 136306 most expensive items of all Depression glass patterns atrepparttar 136307 time of writing this article.

Hazel-Atlas producedrepparttar 136308 Aurora pattern in beautiful cobalt blue for one year only Ė from 1937 to 1938.

Jeanette and Federal glass companies manufacturedrepparttar 136309 two most reproduced patterns, Cherry Blossom and Madrid. Jeanette produced 43 pieces ofrepparttar 136310 Cherry Blossom design from 1930 to 1939 in five colors. Federalís Madrid output numbered 45 pieces in five colors from 1932 to 1939. The popularity of these designs, of course, made reproductions impossible to avoid, but also makesrepparttar 136311 original Depression-era versions that much harder to detect.

This article, perhaps, may inspire you to dig deeper and find out even more aboutrepparttar 136312 Depression glass products weíve all come to love. Hopefully, with these bits and pieces of trivia, youíve learned something you didnít already know. If you havenít, then you need to be writing your own articles on Depression glass trivia and enlighteningrepparttar 136313 rest of us! But if you have benefited, you can safely know thatrepparttar 136314 next time youíre sitting next to that 40-year collector at convention, you, too, have more comments to make than just about ďall those pretty, Depression glass colors!Ē

Until next time,

Murray Hughes

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Now Youíre Engaged, How Do You Choose A Mens Wedding Ring?

Written by Peter Crump

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His menís wedding ring needs to fit his personality. All these characteristics, as well as many others, bear on your choice of ring. A man with a strong flamboyant personality would be much more likely to prefer a ring which stands out. Which sets him apart fromrepparttar crowd, which says ďlook at meĒ. Onrepparttar 136273 other hand a man with a more conservative type of personality would probably prefer to say ďIím married but Iím not going to shout it fromrepparttar 136274 rooftopĒ with his ring.

Similarly, think about his stature. Is he short or tall? Is he large or small? Does he have long slender fingers or short stubby fingers? These characteristics also bear onrepparttar 136275 style of ring selected.

So size uprepparttar 136276 man before making a decision onrepparttar 136277 style of ring for him.

One ofrepparttar 136278 most common form of mens wedding ring isrepparttar 136279 simple band style. Often in gold or white gold, it is plain and unadorned. A simple statement of marital status and nothing else. But even amongst simple bands there are decisions to make. How wide? What colour? What type of material? New materials such as Titanium or Platinum have broadenedrepparttar 136280 choices hugely. Mens black Titanium rings really catchrepparttar 136281 eye.

Or amongstrepparttar 136282 more traditional materials sterling silver menís wedding rings look stunning. Or brushed mens white gold wedding rings. The range of choices now is enormous.

And itís not necessary to decide on a single material. Mens two toned gold wedding rings, utilising white and yellow gold, are popular. Perhaps matchrepparttar 136283 ring material with gemstones such as rubies or sapphires or even diamonds to create a stunning effect.

Itís perfectly possible to get custom made rings or even design them yourself. The internet offers a big range of choices and also offers rings and other jewelry dramatically cheaper than your traditional bricks and mortar stores. Several online jewellers offer a design your own mens wedding ring service so that you can design a ring thatís unique to you.

And if you want something really different why not consider celtic mens wedding bands?

The range of choices is endless, enough to satisfy evenrepparttar 136284 most discriminating couple.

And remember that for a man this ring may berepparttar 136285 only jewelry he will ever wear. The choice of man ring that you both make is a big one.

So, now youíre engaged, spend a little time thinking about what you are going to do about a menís wedding ring. Start talking about it with your partner. The more time you spend on itrepparttar 136286 happier you will be with your final choice.

© 2005 Peter Crump. Peter Crump is the webmaster and owner of two jewelry websites. The first is This is a website devoted solely to mens rings, both mens wedding rings and mens rings in general. The second is

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