Rings 15.10.2017
Mourning ring R:R:OB 28 May 1727 AE:23. White enamel, Rococo ribbon band, doves and Georgian heart.

Birds and Hearts: A Mourning Ring for R:R, 28 May 1727

On the surface, this ring shows the simple elements of the Rococo period, which evolved the straight-edged Baroque designs from…

Lockets 28.07.2014
Silver Georgian Heart 18th Century Mourning Sentimental Jewel

A Silver Georgian Heart Pendant

Silver is a metal which has seen its appreciation rise and fall through the early modern era, but it is…

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 01.02.2013
Late Georgian Heart Crystal

Georgian Heart with Hairwork Twist in Crystal, 1824

As we’ve seen from the following articles, the heart is an important symbol in jewellery and social history: > An Eternity…

Lockets 23.01.2013
Georgian Eye Miniature Pendant

Georgian Eye Miniature Inside a Pendant, c.1820

For those who haven’t discovered the unique movement of eye portraits, the following tale is essential: Eye portraits are considered…

Lockets 02.01.2013
Late Georgian Heart

Late Georgian Heart Pendant With Hairwork

The heart, as a motif in jewellery symbolism, is one of the most potent symbols of love represented as a…

Lockets 07.12.2012
Georgian Heart Crystal Pendant 18th Century

An Eternity Knot in a Crystal Heart Pendant

Romantic love from the 15th century depicted the heart motif, in terms of ‘love’ being a symbol of personal affection,…

Lockets 05.12.2012
Georgian Heart Crystal Rectangular Pendant 18th Century

Mourning Crystal “Georgian” Heart

This crystal heart, measuring 1 and 1/8 inches North to South, and 7/8 of an inch East to West. It…

Lockets 07.01.2012
Late Georgian Heart Pearl Pendant 19th Century

Late Georgian Heart Pearl Pendant 19th Century

Another example of the heart motif used in late 18th Century / early 19th Century jewellery. This time, the inscription…

Lockets 10.10.2011
Hon Alice Nugent in a 1730 Mourning Locket

Eternity in a Twist: The Hon Alice Nugent in a 1730 Mourning Locket and the Hairwork Eternity

When presented with a beautiful piece like this, one can’t help but emote. There are so many reasons why this…