These Victorian acorn earrings were handcrafted in England around 1880. They’re adorable antique baubles that were carved in beautiful brown agate and set with silver. Overall, these drop earrings measure 51.4 x 12.3 mm and weigh 9.8 grams. They bear no marks and have been acid tested.
A set of earrings with nature as the muse can never steer you wrong. This charming pair will look wonderful in your jewelry box, although they’ll spend most of their time dangling from your ears.
This Victorian banded agate ring was handcrafted in England around 1870. It’s an antique piece with a wonderfully large oval cabochon cut piece of banded agate in black and white supported by floral shoulders made in silver. The ring face measures 31 mm north to south, 25.5 mm across, and 9 mm in depth. The band width narrows to 2.7 mm at the back. This antique ring weighs 14.3 grams and is a size 9. This piece bears no marks and has been acid tested.
I’m of the thought that the holidays should be filled with silver and gold, preferably in the form of jewelry, with timeless motifs, crafted by the Victorians. Oh look, you’ve found just the thing.
I was in northern Scotland, browsing the Dornock Bookshop, when I decided that six more books were enough and it was time to go. I wandered the streets, admiring the old brown stone buildings the locals think of as home. Daisy Chain Café was welcoming and warm, and the barista mentioned a few shops I might enjoy on my impulsive adventure into the Highlands. The weather was calm, warm, blue, and green, about 60 degrees with a breeze that frizzled my hair. I found a few antique shops filled with old lamps, a table I desperately wanted, and a few tchotchkes that would have looked fabulous on my mantle back home. Of course, among this fascinating bedlam of goodies, I found this. And now, so have you.
This Victorian Scottish brooch was handcrafted around 1870. It’s an antique pebble brooch in the shape of a flower crafted of malachite and Blue John agate set in silver. Blue John agate is found only in Blue John Cavern and Treak Cliff Cavern, in England. It’s a blue fluorite that is sometimes called “Derbyshire spar”. It bears no marks and has been acid tested. Overall, this pin measures 71 mm north to south and 37 mm across, and it weighs 17.2 grams.
A pebble brooch like this should be worn proudly on the lapel, for the world to see, because darling, the world deserves to see it.
There is a Christian legend that takes place in the 3rd century in a town called Silene, in Libya. A young princess was waiting alone, outside of town, to be sacrificed to a dragon. This dragon was a ferocious creature covered in green scales and threatening to destroy the town if they didn’t deliver food in the form of humans and sheep. St. George happened to be riding along on his horse that day and spotted the princess. He asked her what she was doing all by herself. As the princess explained her predicament, she told him to run away before the dragon appeared, otherwise they would both be eaten. St. George refused, and as the dragon came into view, he wounded the beast in the name of Jesus Christ. The two of them drug the meek dragon into the town and the residents looked on in curiosity and fear. In the name of God, St. George took his sword and killed the beast. The townspeople, thankful and impressed, were then baptized in the name of God. The King was so grateful he set up a church called Our Lady and Saint George, and within the church sprung up a fountain of water that miraculously healed the sick.
This Victorian silver ring was handcrafted in England around 1890. It features the image of St. George heroically slaying the dragon. The ring face measures 17.6 mm north to south, 13 mm across, and 2 mm off the finger. The band width narrows to 1.4 mm at the back. This ring bears no marks and has been acid tested. It’s a size 6.25 and it weighs 2.4 grams.
Most of what we know of St. George is myth, although he is the Patron Saint of England. His legend embodies the ideas of honor and gallantry that many Brits hold dear.
These Victorian cut steel earrings were handcrafted around 1850 in England. This pair were made during the Victorian era, in England. They feature a drop design with a round motif consisting of faceted steel balls. Each earring measures 49 x 32 x 3.4 mm and together they weigh 11.0 grams. These earrings bear no marks, they have silver wires and have been acid tested.
These sparklers will look sharp during the day and wicked at night, as long as they’re hanging from your ears. Take these earrings on your next outing and just wait for the compliments to start rolling in.