Art 31.10.2011
1850 Mourning Ring

*Boo!* Gothic Revival in Culture and Jewellery: Part 3, Breaking Perceptions

After the previous looks at the Gothic Revival period and its affect on subsequent mourning jewellery, one of the things…

Art
Gothic Revival Brooch

*Eek!* Gothic Revival in Culture and Jewellery: Part 2, c.1850-c.1900

With the seemingly ubiquitous and rather prominent rise of the Gothic Revival period, one must consider that the reaction to…

Art 30.10.2011
Gothic Pie Crust Ring Mourning

*Gasp* Gothic Revival in Culture and Jewellery: Part 1, c.1740-c.1850

The Gothic Revival period of the early 19th century is an extremely pronounced period of obvious consequences in art and…

Rings 31.10.2010
Ellen Savage ob 16 Oct 1745 Memento Mori Ring

Spooky! Skeletal Rings, Memento Mori and the Evolution of the Symbol

For today’s look at a series of skeletal rings, I’m going to focus on the period of c.1700-c.1740 and take…