Rings 02.05.2016
A gold fede and gimmel ring consisting of two interlocking and twisted hoops with clasped hands forming the bezel. Within the lower hand is a heart and, when the two hoops are joined, the top hand clasps this heart. The hands extend to the shoulders, becoming cuffs and these are decorated and partly enamelled. On the inside of each hoop is an inscription that remains concealed when the two hoops are shut.

Clasp Hands with an Early Gimmel Ring

Clasping hands is a universal symbol of a union and trust. Personal connections are forged through the range of time…

Accessories 08.12.2014
Fidèle jusque a la Mort. Enamel Slide, 18th Century

Faithful Until Death, A Perfect Enamel Slide

The custom of marriage and how human relationships can form a life-long union is a primal instinct in our identity….

Collecting 19.11.2014

A Mourning Tour: An Identification Guide to Mourning and Sentimental Jewels

There’s been a lot of discussion about the limits of what a fake or a forgery is over at the Art…

Collecting 08.04.2013

An Identification Guide to Mourning and Sentimental Jewels

There’s been a lot of discussion about the limits of what a fake or a forgery is over at the Art…