It was the first warm sunny day of spring, with flirtation in the air and a strong desire to get out and socialize setting in. Two old friends grab an outdoor table at a familiar hangout, to fully exhale the long winter and share a bottle of Rose. One of them bubbles over with words while moving her arms generously about the air. Her dear friend wears a genuine smile and listens intently, the palm of her hand at her chin and elbow on the table. She didn’t have to say anything really to equal her companion’s spirit. Her bangle was spectacular, warming on her arm in the renewing sun.
This stunning bangle has a touch of it all - a bountiful repousse floral motif, strong lines, warm textures and glowing silver. Handcrafted around 1900, this antique Victorian silver bangle is oval in shape, 24 mm wide and weighs 33.5 grams. It will fit a wrist up to 7.75 inches and is fitted with a safety chain. This fantastic bracelet bears the triple crown hallmark next to “S” for domestic silver.
Every good listener deserves a bangle this lovely and generous!
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This fantastically detailed brooch was likely given as an award for an archery competition. I found it in London while strolling the markets of Portobello Road on a Saturday morning. I had been shopping all week and had a bit of jewelry fatigue (I know, it doesn’t seem like a real thing, but after looking at many hundreds of pieces, you get a bit jaded!). I was drinking a latte and munching on a pain au raisin from the fabulous Gail’s Bakery and waiting for something to just jump out at me; and along came this brooch, it does not disappoint!
This wonderful piece was hand crafted in England and assayed on April 24th, 1865 according to the kite mark right on the front. It’s done in sterling silver and measures 49.6x47.5 mm. It is gorgeously engraved and has the letters G.R. & Co. hidden amongst the engraving at the top of the quiver, I don’t know wether this is a makers mark or perhaps the winner of a competition? This brooch weighs 9.9 grams.
When the Victorians invented the collar and locket as the de rigor daywear for women, they were really onto something. This timeless design has become quite the classic, it is wearable in a myriad of ways and goes with everything. If you’re looking for that one jewel to take along a journey that you know you can wear night or day, dress up or down, look no further than a collar and locket set just like this one.
This wonderful hand crafted collar and locket is beautifully engraved on one side and stunningly simple on the other. You can wear it so many ways, engraved side out or smooth side out, with or without the locket, any way you wear it, it’s guaranteed to garner compliments. It was made in England in about 1880 and the collar is 17.5 inches long, the larger links measure 20 x 9 mm and the locket measures 63.4 x 38.6 mm. This beauty has no hallmarks but has been carefully acid tested as sterling silver, it weighs 62.8 grams. The locket opens easily and closes with a satisfying little snap.
For that steampunk Victorian lover in your soul, this locket feels contemporary and antique all at once!
The silences aren't uncomfortable, you talk without words. He knows when to reach over and hold your hand or when to crack a bad joke, just to make you grin. The ultimate symbol of unending love, fidelity and strength, the buckle ring is essential for every ring collection. This warm and wonderful version is simple and full of grace.
This manly sized buckle ring would make a fantastic wedding band, it’s full of history and very stylish to boot. This hand crafted ring was most likely made in England around 1880-1900, it has no hallmarks and tests as sterling silver, with gold wash accents around the top and bottom of the band and at the buckle. The ring would comfortably fit a size 10.75-11 finger and measures 11.6 mm north to south, it narrows very slightly to 9.9 mm at the back of the band. This ring weighs 9.7 grams. Certainly this ring was made for a man, but the right woman could easily pull it off!
To the Victorians, an anchor was a symbol of hope and steadfastness. Husbands would go off to sea as wives stood waving goodbye in the salty air of the harbor; they wore anchor motifs as a sentiment that they would see each other again. They would trust this idea and would hold enduring love, despite distance and danger. The anchor was also mentioned in a beautiful bible verse, Hebrews 6:19, “Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and secure, and which enters into that within the veil.” This was likely the origination of the symbol, but of course, an anchor is logically a resource for ensuring safety, for holding steady, and for sound reliance.
This fantastic Anchor brooch has the added Victorian sentiment of the ivy leaf, a symbol of love, used as ‘I cling to thee’. The sterling silver anchor has pink and yellow gold washed leaves and tips for added visual interest. This wonderful piece measures 43.5 mm north to south and 22.7 mm across at the widest point, it weighs 2.7 grams. We’d be happy to convert this lovely brooch to a pendant upon request. The pin is marked to the reverse with the hallmarks showing that it was made in Birmingham, England in 1890, it also has a makers mark.
Sail away with this fantastic sea-themed anchor jewel. No need to be by the water to wear it, anywhere with a glass of wine and a sunset will do.