It was a bright summer day and they would have been hot but for a cool breeze off the sea. They took the brand new Automobile out to the edge of the cliffs for a picnic, bouncing along the uneven ground as they clutched baskets and bottles of wine. The group was boisterous but the two people who had just met were quieter and couldn’t seem to unlock their eyes. At the end of the day they didn’t want to part, but as they did they clasped hands and she slipped into his a small flower she had picked from the meadow overlooking the sea. The next time he saw her, he presented her with a small crystal locket, and she recognized the small dried flower set within. He knew he would be looking at that locket around her neck for many, many years to come.
Handcrafted in the late Victorian or early Edwardian period, just around the turn of the century, this beautiful little locket has a wonderfully sentimental vibe. The heart shaped, rounded crystals are held back to back in a frame of glowing 15 karat gold which is accented around the outside with 8 creamy white pearls and hangs from a bail further set with two smaller pearls. This locket measures 27 mm north to south and 19.4 mm across and is 7.9 mm thick, it weighs 4.1 grams. This fantastic piece has no marks and has been carefully acid tested to verify its gold content.
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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!
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Watching Victoria, Poldark or Downton Abbey might make you think that living in the Victorian era would be glamorous. It may make you want to wander the streets of London in corsets and layered dresses amidst horse drawn carriages, to attend soirees and full out balls. However, quite apart from the crime and deprivation of the time, the diseases of this period would often wipe out whole families and even villages. I have little doubt that it was something like Typhoid or Cholera which took out the two ladies listed on this sweet and touching memorial ring.
Hand crafted in about 1868, this fantastic memorial ring is set with an oval of smooth cut Sardonyx and is wrapped in finely woven hair around the band. This wide band is fully engraved on the outside and on the inside is engraved with the inscription “Hannah Crichton died 9th Novr 1868” and “Agnes Nichol Crichton died 16th Novr 1868”. This ring is a size 8.25 US and cannot be resized. This wonderful, wide band ring measures 14.2 mm north to south at the face and 12.9 mm across, it is 9.8 mm at the back of the band. This ring is not hallmarked but does bear a makers mark of ‘HC & Co’, it has been carefully acid tested to verify the gold content of 15 karat gold. This ring weighs 6.7 grams.
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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!