Danielle Halikias

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11 posts by Danielle Halikias:

Beauty & Beer: The Steins of Mettlach

September 26th, 2016

Whether you are drawn to exceptional rarity, specific subject matter, or simply designs that you find interesting, no collection is complete without a beautiful beer stein by Mettlach!

How to Spot It: Louis XIV, Louis XV, & Louis XVI Antiques

July 13th, 2016

In many ways, 18th-century French furnishings are the ideal of an antique—they are exquisitely constructed and meticulously designed to achieve both visual magnificence and functionality! The prevailing French styles of the 18th century are Louis XIV, Louis XV, and Louis XVI, each style reflecting the rich social and political history of the period. From the lavish ornamentation of Louis XV to the quiet elegance of goût grec, 18th-century French furnishings are highly sought after in today’s market for their striking beauty and unsurpassed quality.

Emerald Terminology, Explained

May 4th, 2016

With an unmistakable lush green color, May’s birthstone has long been one of the most coveted of all colored gemstones. Adored since ancient times, the emerald was thought to possess magical powers that warded off evil spirits and cure diseases. Today, the emerald still holds power, but of an entirely different sort – the power […]

Presidents Day: A Cause for National Celebration

February 15th, 2016

It comes to no surprise that the annual President’s Day holiday sparks feelings of nationality, patriotism, and considerable countrywide honor. As a day that encompasses more than two hundred years of American history and leadership, it is impossible not to regard this holiday as a perennial day of remembrance. The day celebrates centuries of leadership by our earnest and fearless founding fathers, who have upheld American values for more than two hundred years.

Gifts for the Jewelry Enthusiast: The Tourmaline

December 5th, 2015

Enchanting, colorful, luminous. Tourmalines have long enjoyed a history of high regard and importance. Initially confused with other gems, the Tourmaline was not recognized as a distinct mineral until the 1880s. Today, this exceptional gem is prized for its unique beauty and brilliant array of colors, making the tourmaline a jewel of high distinction and […]

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