The serpent has had a place in mythology since man has been man. Chased from the Garden of Eden, sprouting from the head of a Gorgon, a dual symbol of good and evil, of medicine and poison, of fertility and revenge. Perhaps the duality of our own human nature has led every culture throughout humankind to both revere and revile them. To the Egyptians they were a symbol of royalty, to the Hindi a sign of passion, to the Romans they represented undying love. When Prince Albert proposed to Queen Victoria, it was at the height of a fashion revival for all things ancient and he presented her with a ring composed of two intertwined snakes to symbolize their unity and eternal love. Thus began both the engagement ring and the Victorian love affair with the serpent.
This fantastic double snake ring was made in England in about 1890. It is set with a bright and romantic red ruby and a sparkling old European cut diamond. This rings hallmarks are a little too rubbed to make out fully, but I can see that it was made in Chester, England of 18 karat gold. This ring measures 9 mm north to south and the face is 14.8 mm across, it’s 4.2 mm high and narrows to 3 mm at the back of the band. This ring is a size 7.5 and weighs 4 grams.
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A man in cufflinks is a man who has gone the extra mile. A man who believes in the value of a well cut suit, a man who wears a vintage Cartier watch because he wants to, not because he needs it to tell him the time.
Sterling silver cufflinks with a mod look. These handmade hight style links were made in London in 1973 and are fully hallmarked with the city code, letter date, '935' for sterling and the makers mark JSH (or JSW?). I didn't have them polished, but I could, they have some light tarnishing around the insides, let me know if you'd like them to look like new and I'll have them shined up. They weigh 17.6 grams.
Very well turned out, just like you.
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I offer layaway on all items purchased for full retail price. In general my layaway terms are 1/3 down and 1/3 in 30 days and the last 1/3 in 60 days. I am flexible so if you are interested please ask me and we can work out a payment plan that suits you. Items ship when payment is complete and items purchased on layaway are eligible for exchange only.
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It was 1915 and the world was at war. The Great War, they called it, but it was particularly horrible and not great at all. He was destined to head for the front lines but first he had something to do. He popped into a jewelry shop on Warstone Lane, the irony wasn’t lost on him, and he picked out two simple gold bands, one for himself and one for her. He knew she didn’t need anything fancy, that she would say that all they needed was each other.
Hand crafted in 1915 in Birmingham, England, this wonderful wedding band has that velvety soft feel that only old gold can achieve. It’s a 4.7 mm wide band that is fully hallmarked with ’18’ for 18 karat gold, a crown for England, an anchor for Birmingham and the letter q for the date of 1915. This ring is a size 8 and weighs 1.3 grams.
Whenever he felt hopeless or helpless in the long days of the war, he just spun this ring on his finger and thought of his beautiful wife at home, waiting on their baby.
She woke up to a rustic, metallic autumn morning. Coffee. It's always time for more coffee. And a good book. Coffee and Hemingway.
Sigh. It's the simple things.
Walking her chocolate lab, Minnie. Jumping with her galoshes in crunchy piles of orange and brown leaves. Watching the cloud shapes morph as they pass over the lake. More coffee.
And rings like this one. Solid, simple, sparkling in the autumn morning sun. Flashing with each throw of a beloved tennis ball.
This Victorian 18k gold diamond buckle ring was handcrafted in Birmingham, England in 1873. There are two old cut diamonds adorning this ring, totaling .3 carats total weight. Inside the shank there are various hallmarks-a crown (England), the number 18 (gold), and anchor (Birmingham), the letter y (1875), and a maker's mark that reads, 'CyBs’, for the goldsmith firm of Coley Brothers. The band is 6.5 mm wide, and 1.5 mm thick. This piece has been professionally acid tested to ensure 18k gold. This ring is a size 8 and weighs 9.3 grams.
Buckle rings signify commitment and strong relationships. I promise you won't have any trouble committing to this stunning ring.
I offer layaway on most items purchased for full retail price. In general my layaway terms are 1/3 down and 1/3 in 30 days and the last 1/3 in 60 days. I am flexible so if you are interested please ask me and we can work out a payment plan that suits you. Items ship when payment is complete and items purchased or payments made on layaway are eligible for store credit only.
I always want you to be delighted with every aspect of your purchase. If you are not completely satisfied for any reason simply let me know and we'll work together to get the item returned for a full refund. I guarantee that my pictures and descriptions are as accurate as possible. My goal is to exceed your best expectations!
"Ye are Blood of my Blood, and Bone of my Bone. I give ye my Body, that we Two might be One. I give ye my Spirit, 'til our Life shall be Done.
You cannot possess me for I belong to myself But while we both wish it, I give you that which is mine to give. You cannot command me for I am a free person But I shall serve you in those ways you require And the honeycomb will taste sweeter coming from my hand." - Traditional Celtic Wedding Vows
I admit it, this spectacular Posy holder brooch made me a bit weak in the knees when I came across it on a visit to Scotland. Hand crafted of sterling silver in 1881, this brooch is done in the shape of beautifully detailed Thistle, the flower of Scotland. Measuring a generous 52.4 mm north to south and 19.9 mm across and is 14 mm deep, it is empty at the top and meant to hold a boutonniere or even a single flower. This piece is fully hallmarked to the reverse with a registration mark which indicates that it was marked on June 15th, 1881, and it also has the hallmarks for Scotland, Edinburgh, and a z for the year 1881, as well as Queen Victoria in profile which means it is made in sterling silver. The brooch has a long pin stem and C clasp and weighs 7.0 grams.
Are you looking for the perfect wedding accessory for the well-dressed groom? Why not try this instant heirloom? At almost 140 years old, it’s ready for another century or two of use!
A note from Victoria: If you are using this to hold a full boutonniere, we found it works best to also pin the flowers so that they don't fall out!