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 18.01.2012
Mother of Pearl Mourning Ring, Vulcanite

Mother of Pearl Ring, Late 19th Century

Inlaid with mother of pearl, this ring with the initials JB is another odd piece for a time when much…

Art 31.10.2011
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…

Brooches 04.08.2011

For Theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven

Unlike the precious metals and expensive craftsmanship of previous decades the late Victorian era saw an industry of mass produced…

Art 18.02.2011
Gothic Revival Brooch

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…

Bracelets 26.11.2010

Live Long and Prosper: Late 19th Century Vulcanite Bracelet

Though considered by some to be an inferior imitation of Jet, Vulcanite is a wonderful and beautiful material, primarily due…

Rings 24.09.2010
Late Victorian Hair Band

Another Beautiful Late Victorian Hair Band!

In the same vein as the surrounding hair bands, this piece is c1890 and carries a single pearl (tear). Note…