She flaunted her femininity with a corset and jewelry that gleamed with its metallic curves. She was walking to town, in her afternoon dress, complimented with a necklace of true classic beauty. She walked by shop doors and groups sitting at cafes. She had a devious look about her, when really she was simply meeting a cousin for tea. Of course, the onlookers didn’t know that. It was the 1890’s after all, women were allowed a bit of mystery.
This antique late Victorian ruby and diamond pearl necklace was handcrafted in America around 1890. It’s a 15.5 inch necklace with a bow motif consisting of one round deep-pink ruby weighing approximately .07 carats, as well as three diamonds, and four pearls, all set in silver over 14 karat gold. There is one Old European cut diamond weighing approximately .03 carats and two single cut diamonds. The drop measures 62 x 56 mm. This lovely necklace weighs 6.4 grams. It bears no marks and has been acid tested.
Trust me, you’ll be happy with your terribly wonderful choice of wearing this necklace every chance you get.
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Made up of tiny rods of glass called tessera, micro-mosaics are just tiny forms of an art which has existed for millennia. The earliest examples date back to the second half of the 3rd century BC and were done with bits of stone, shells and ivory. Here’s a wonderful example that you can wear around on your finger. A bright little butterfly who will stay with you all day.
This ring dates to Victorian times, probably about 1870 and is beautifully colored. The ring is hand crafted in silver with gold washed accents, the face measures 15.9 mm north to south and 15.6 mm across, it sits 7.5 mm off the finger and narrows to 2.1 mm at the back of the band. The ring is a size 6.75 US and weighs 4.2 grams.
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!