Rings 29.07.2015
Micromosaic mourning ring, c.1800, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Cameo & Micromosaic Influences in Mourning Jewels

Culturally, the values of Europe differ across small geographic regions. Values in religion, politics, and language all have an impact on the styles of…

Rings 27.03.2014
Green Enamel Mourning Ring 1803

1803 Green Enamel Mourning Ring: Part 2

In the first part of this article, the elements that created a green enamel mourning ring have been discovered. The…

Brooches 05.09.2011
Blue Pearl Brooch

Revisiting a Pearl and Blue Glass/Enamel Brooch: How Trade Opened Up New Possibilities in the 18th Century

There are so many ways with which to understand a jewel and place it in its context. Let’s look again…

Art 17.11.2010
Blue Pearl Brooch

Pearl and Blue Glass/Enamel Brooch: How Trade Opened Up New Possibilities in the 18th Century

I’ve often made mention that one of the most prolific periods for jewellery experimentation in design came about during the…

Lockets 17.09.2010
Charles I Miniature Pendant with Pearl

Charles I Royalist Pendant with Enamel and Pearl with Discussion

I don’t think there’s enough that I can say about these Charles I pieces. To me, they represent the inception of an industry that certainly was on the verge of being one of the most culturally important movements in modern history, due to its cross-cultural pervasiveness and obvious necessity. Yes, I’m talking about the industry of mourning.