Rings 06.11.2014
Mourning Ring, 18ct Gold and Enamel, Hallmarked London 18ct Gold Dated 1827 inscribed with "Wm (William) Wrightson ob 26 Dec. 1827 At 75"

A Mourning Tour: In Memoriam / In Memory Of Rings, 19th Century

Black enamel bands are the most recognised of mourning jewels, being placed in very visible positions for others to see,…

Rings 16.09.2013
Mourning Ring, 18ct Gold and Enamel, Hallmarked London 18ct Gold Dated 1827 inscribed with "Wm (William) Wrightson ob 26 Dec. 1827 At 75"

In Memoriam / In Memory Of Rings, 19th Century

Black enamel bands are the most recognised of mourning jewels, being placed in very visible positions for others to see,…

Rings 02.09.2013
Edgar Mourning Ring, 1899

A Mourning Ring for Edgar, April 12th 1901

The late Victorian period was one of standardisation in social formality. In many ways, having standardisation or a static culture…

Symbolism 13.03.2011
Broom locket symbolism jewellery

Symbolism Sunday, The Upside-Down Torch

Let’s light the way this Sunday with one of the more unfortunate symbols in jewellery history, a symbol that would…

Brooches 22.10.2010
In Memory Of Mid Victorian Brooch

Bold, Simple, Clean – Design on a Mid Victorian Brooch

Before (and somewhat during) the heavy influence of the heavy Neo-Rococo designs that worked so well with memorial and sentimental…

Rings 04.10.2010
Gothic / Baroque Transition Ring Lieutenant Henry Dove RN 1836

Discovering New Styles In An Important Ring from 1836

From the collection of Marielle Soni comes this amazing and very important 1836/37 ring. Why is it so important? Well,…

Rings 20.09.2010

19th Century Snake Ring with Various Mourning Symbols

Form factor is one of the most important things to look for when discovering oddities in jewellery design. Every era…