Accessories 12.11.2015
Collection of mourning and sentimental jewels donated to Art of Mourning

A Collection & The Late 19th Century

Mourning jewellery holds a certain fascination in jewellery collecting, far more than any other modern style of jewel. They are…

Collecting 01.09.2015
Chased two-colour gold brooch set with carved amethysts in the form of a fruiting mulberry with an enamelled gold ladybird on one leaf. The mulberries are carved on the upper side only.

Jewellery Transition From Death to Life

Stages of mourning are the steps towards reappearance in society. Each stage has its rituals to enable respect and memory…

Brooches 12.11.2014
"Recuerd" Brooch with Turquoise, Doves and Forget-Me-Nots

A Mourning Tour: A ‘Recuerdo’ Brooch and Mourning/Sentimental Value

‘REGARD’ is a term used for both mourning and sentimental jewels; a term which crossed cultures and was embraced for…

Brooches 04.11.2014
REGARD pin with turquoise

A Mourning Tour: The Georgian “REGARD” Brooch

Jewellers and goldsmiths who had a close proximity to the crown benefitted from the attention and fame that their patronage…

Brooches 04.08.2014
"Recuerd" Brooch with Turquoise, Doves and Forget-Me-Nots

A ‘Recuerdo’ Brooch and Mourning/Sentimental Value

‘REGARD’ is a term used for both mourning and sentimental jewels; a term which crossed cultures and was embraced for…

Brooches 07.04.2014
REGARD pin with turquoise

The Georgian “REGARD” Brooch

Jewellers and goldsmiths who had a close proximity to the crown benefitted from the attention and fame that their patronage…

Lockets 05.08.2013
Ampersand Locket

Ampersand Locket

Love is the intrinsic connection between two people and it is the purpose of a jewel to show this connection…

Rings 17.06.2013
main garnet hair ring

English/Hebrew Dedicated Mourning Ring, 1780

The fundamental principal of a mourning jewel is to secure the memory of a person and ensure that this memory…

Lockets 01.05.2013
Georgian Heart REGARD Pendant 18th Century

Georgian Heart REGARD Locket

Every jewel is a remarkable monument to its time, its fashion, its very personality. Sentimental jewels are the embodiment of…

Lockets 25.01.2013
Georgian Urn Pendant

Three-Dimensional Urn Locket, Garnets, Pearls and Ribbon!

The intricacy of design that led to unique and unusual jewellery designs is often at the inception of a new…

Accessories 04.09.2012
Victorian Hairwork Fob Chain With Acorns

Art of Hairwork 4: Victorian Hairwork Fob Chain With Acorn Charms

There are several elements here that are intrinsic to Victorian style and fashion that represent the person, that involves not…

Brooches 27.07.2012
Serpent Snake Garnet Paste 19th Century Brooch

Garnet Serpent Brooch, Early 19th Century

The snake motif was a popular symbol of eternal love, as it showed the snake ingesting its own tail, therefore…

Rings 12.12.2011

Broken Mourning Ring c.1815

For the collector, pieces that are substandard in their condition may still be collectable for their value as defying convention…

Lockets 02.11.2011

Recovery and Regard in an Opulent Pendant

You’ll have to forgive this Jewellery Historian and Halloween fun. You know, when you deal with such a morbid subject…

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…

Rings 14.04.2011
1770 Garnet, Paste Ring

c1770 Garnet Paste Ring

A wonderful antique late Georgian English, solid 9 carat gold (tests thereabouts) ring; beautifully made, with ornate shoulders, radially fluted…

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Brooches 31.05.2010

Spotlight On: Snake Brooch

The snake motif was a popular symbol of eternal love, as it showed the snake ingesting its own tail, therefore…

Rings 04.04.2010
1770 Garnet, Paste Ring

Spotlight On: c1770 Garnet Paste Ring

A wonderful antique late Georgian English, solid 9 carat gold (tests thereabouts) ring; beautifully made, with ornate shoulders, radially fluted…