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…

Collecting 23.03.2015
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Mourning & Sentimental Jewels of the Georgian Era, An Introduction

“It is said to be peculiar to us, that our villages ape, so minutely, the fashions of our cities; that…

Rings 01.12.2014
forget-me-not ring, sentimental, blue enamel, cobalt, diamond, rose

Love, Flowers and Diamonds Create a Perfect Ring

Floral motifs in the late 18th century mark a change in symbolic and mourning practice. Even more than just for…

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…

Symbolism 17.01.2006

Symbolism Meaning: Gemstones

Symbolism Meaning: Animals Symbolism Meaning: Objects Symbolism Meaning: Plants Symbolism Meaning: Inscriptions Symbolism Meaning: Gemstones Agate: Health, longevity. Alexandrine: Truth,…