Miniatures 04.07.2016
Mourning miniature for a child.

A Boy’s Mourning Miniture

The 1800-1820 period in mourning jewels solidified their necessity and identity within social status and culture. The British, French and…

Lockets 13.11.2014
French St Esprit Necklace

A Mourning Tour: French Saint Esprit Dove Necklace

During the Rococo period of the 18th century, much of the most ornate and elaborate jewellery was created. Rococo as a…

Lockets 11.08.2014
French St Esprit Necklace

French Saint Esprit Dove Necklace

During the Rococo period of the 18th century, much of the most ornate and elaborate jewellery was created. Rococo as a…

Rings 14.07.2014
Mourning Ring for "Lois Boyes 24 July 1820, age 47"

Connecting And Collecting In An 1820 Ring

Collecting is an art in itself. Discovering facts about a jewel helps one find out more about the life of…

Rings 27.05.2013
In Memory of a Beloved Child Gothic Revival Ring

In Memory of a Beloved Child Gothic Revival Ring

Thomas Cooper Hawkins was born in 1822 and died on the third of January, 1825. This ring is a memorial…

Lockets 13.02.2013
Family  Pendant with Drawing

Family Hairwork Locket, c.1830

Memorial and sentimental jewels were not simply an affectation, but they had their grounding in socio-political rules. Because of this,…

Bracelets 03.10.2012
Hairwork Bracelet

Large Weave Hairwork Bracelet

Elasticity is one of the most important factors in hairwork bracelets; their expansion was necessary to accommodate being worn over…

Bracelets 24.09.2012
Hairwork Miniature Bracelet

Possible John Wood Dodge Miniature

18K solid case and clasp fittings elaborately engraved and enamelled, housing portrait of (yet) unknown sitter of watercolor on ivory…

Rings 28.11.2011
9 July 1810 mouring ring 	J Brougham

Stages of Mourning in Early 19th Century Rings

One of the more fascinating aspects of ring design and motifs in the early 19th century is the increased use…

Rings 04.11.2011

An 1818 Ring That Will Keep Thy Dear Remains

A piece with perfect enamel work is a rare treat to find. Too often, jewellery dealers and quick to repair…

Rings 19.09.2011

19th Century Aesthetics… Today! In A Very Lovely Garnet Ring

The aesthetic movement helped carry through a consistency of latter 19th century jewellery, this and high levels of production. It…

Symbolism 05.12.2010

Symbolism Sunday: The Acanthus

Whether you like it or not, there’s a very good chance that you and your ancestors have interacted with the…