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Discover the Secret Behind Opaline Glass & Beykoz Opaline

Opaline glass was created in France in the 1800s and reached its peak of popularity during the reign of Napoleon III and Ottoman glass art dates back to the 19th century. Discover the characteristics and secrets of opaline glass & Beykoz opaline.

Bronze vs Regulus

Despite a similar appearance, bronze and regulus are two highly diverse materials, but recognizing them from one another can be a daunting task. Discover the properties of both and learn how to distinguish bronze from regulus.

The Difference between Sterling Silver and Silver-Plated Metal

Despite their common appearance, sterling silver and silver-plated metal are quite different, but recognizing them can be a challenge. Discover the characteristics of both materials and learn how to distinguish them with confidence.

Porcelain and Ceramics - Everything You Should Know

Most people often use the two words Porcelain and Ceramics, as if they were the same, the two products can almost look identical but are quite diverse. Explore both materials in detail and discover key differences between Porcelain and Ceramics.

Visconti: The Art of Writing

Discover the Visconti Pens collections that have set high standards in the writing experience since 1988. In addition to the history of Visconti, find exciting details about the history of writing letters, the usage of pens and their evolution.

Mappin & Webb - A British Treasure

For more than 240 years, Mappin & Webb silver has been recognized for its exceptional quality and most tasteful designs. Discover the famous British company that began its journey in 1775 in Sheffield, with the aim of crafting the most superb British silverware of all time.

Montegrappa, the Italian "Montblanc"

Both modern and traditional, the Montegrappa brand of luxury writing instruments offers splendid and original models of fountain and ballpoint pens. Of highly elaborate designs and the utmost quality, these luxury pens are considered to be real jewels. 
Meissen Porcelain: History and Characteristics

Meissen Porcelain: History and Characteristics

The secret of Chinese porcelain production had fascinated the West world for a thousand years. Discover the characteristics of Meissen and Dresden porcelain and learn about the factory which would produce the first-ever pieces of European hard-paste porcelain, gaining worldwide fame. 
How to Identify Crystal Glassware?

How to Identify Crystal Glassware?

While the manufacturing process of both crystal and conventional glass is similar, they are not made using all the same materials. Learn about the similarities and differences between the two, the best ways to identify crystal glass, all while discovering some of the best crystal glass manufacturers in the world. 
Limoges: a Town Associated with Quality Porcelain

Limoges: A Town Associated with Quality Porcelain

Limoges holds the position of the top porcelain manufacturing city in France, having been awarded the title of 'International Porcelain Capital' in 1925. Discover the high-quality porcelain produced in and around the French city of Limoges that is recognized for its whiteness, translucency, and exceptional firmness.