This gorgeous Victorian wedding ring was made in Chester, England and is fully hallmarked dating to 1903. The traditional ivy motif, meant to represent the romantic phrase "I cling to thee", is beautifully hand carved in a never ending pattern around this perfect circle of gold. In excellent condition, this gorgeous band is a US size 6 and 1/2, weighs 3.8 grams and is fully hallmarked 18k gold.
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This stunning Georgian memorial pendant was handcrafted in England around 1830. It’s an antique seven-point star made in 18 karat gold with eight clusters of hair. It measures 61.5 x 54.5 mm and weighs 18 grams, 63.1 grams including the box. This is a beautifully made piece with the Gower Family’s names clearly engraved on the back with their corresponding locks. The center also displays an array of pearls, while the outer pieces display woven hair in a flower setting. There are no other marks and it has been acid tested. This quality piece displays a skill of craftsmanship that gives me goosebumps!
The back is engraved with the following names:
“Mr G H Gower” (at the center)
“Abel Anthony James Gower”
“Adalisa Agusta Gower”
“Rosina Letitia Gower”
“Able Anthony Gower”
“George Webb Gower”
“Samuel John Gower”
“Erasmus Henry Mauritius Gower”
The Gower family tree has been a fascinating thing to unearth. From what I could uncover, the patriarch, George Henry Gower, whose initials are at the center on the back of this pendant, was born and died in Livorno, Tuscany, Italy. He was in his 90’s when he passed. His wife’s name was Ann Gower, and she is the lucky one who most likely owned this pendant. Most of their children were also born in Livorno. Abel Anthony James Gower was born in 1836, he was a UK consul at two posts in Japan during the Bakumatsu period. He was also an amateur photographer.
Erasmus Henry Mauritius Gower was born August 8, 1830. Samuel John Gower was born November 19, 1825. He married Sarah Matilda Gower and had three children – Ivon Llewellyn Owen Gower; George Frederick Gower and Ethel Edwards. Adalisa Agusta Gower was born September 4, 1832. Rosina Letitia Gower married Benjamin Evans Spence and had a daughter named Maria Lena Spence.
This pendant is one of my most favorite pieces, it stands out as a high-quality piece layered in history and love. It’s something I don’t see often, especially in such great condition. It’s truly a collector’s piece to be appreciated for years to come. It comes in its original fitted box.
These antique Victorian gold drop earrings were handcrafted in England around 1850-60. They’re beautifully made in 18 karat gold and weigh 8.2 grams together. These round gold drops measure 41 x 23.4 mm. There are no marks and they have been acid tested.
These gorgeous earrings are truly magnificent. When I think ‘Victorian’ I think of these.
For me it began with the box. I spotted it closed inside a dealers case one Sunday morning at the Horticultural Hall show in London. At first, because it was closed, I thought she was just selling the box, but upon inquiry she smiled and pulled it out of the case. She handed it to me and explained that she had just purchased it and hadn't had time to get it out. When I opened the box I was immediately smitten. Inside was this stunning bangle, perfect and original.
The style and workmanship of this bangle and it's box are simply top-notch. The bangle features an array of 17 perfectly color matched rosy pink pearls set in a very Classical design with 2 side pearls set into eight pointed stars. The balance and feel of this bangle are just perfection. The box is just the icing on this cake, done in rich royal blue velvet and silk and marked with the name of the retailer 'Goldsmith's Alliance Limited. Cornhill, London. It is completely hand made in leather with gold embossing and was clearly made to fit this bangle, which has benefited by being kept in excellent condition.
It is Mid-Victorian and was made around 1870. It is most certainly English although it bears no marks. It tests as 18 karat gold and weighs 26.5 grams out of the box. It is on the smaller side and would fit a wrist up to 7 inches around, but no more. Is a fantastic bangle which shows the highest quality of workmanship. A truly important piece of jewelry worthy of the most discerning collector!
I always want you to be happy with every aspect of your purchase on my lane. 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!
This lovely Victorian six stone pearl and rose-cut diamond ring was hand crafted in what was undoubtably the jewelry center of England, if not all of Europe: Birmingham. Known throughout the world as the 'City of a Thousand Trades', Birmingham's history dates back half a million years, as signs of human settlement date back to the Stone Age. But Birmingham's true growth and prosperity are owed to its metalworking industries of all kinds. Birmingham's prominence as a city bloomed under Queen Victoria, with the introduction of the railway, it became linked to Manchester and Liverpool and soon London. It was known for its small workshops and high level of skill and craftsmanship, and jewelry flowed out of Victorian Birmingham to the rest of the world. A world which, at that time, was dominated by the full power of the British empire, the largest empire in history.
This ring was made in Birmingham in the year 1900, at the height of Britain's glory. The stones are set into an 15 karat yellow gold mounting. The largest pearl is 3.3 mm across, graduating to the smallest which is 2.8 mm across. There are 4 diamonds between the pearls to give added sparkle. It has a full set of hallmarks as well as the maker's mark is 'TBR'.
The ring is currently a size 7.5, but could be resized by an experienced jeweler, it weighs 3.3 grams.
I always want you to be happy with every aspect of your purchase in my shop. 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!