Brooches 19.04.2013
Paste, Pearl Brooch

Paste, Pearls and Change in a Brooch

A marriage between two jewels can be just as sentimental as a marriage within a relationship. Additions to jewels show…

Miniatures 09.11.2012
Neoclassical Mouning Miniature

Circular Neoclassical Mourning Miniature

The French adoption of mourning and sentimental symbolism differed from the necessity of the British. While Court mandates enforced multiple…

Rings 23.11.2011

Ring Design in the Early 19th Century: Oval and Rectangle

Following on from our previous look at the wonderful open-shanks of the early 19th century, we have this ring, with…

Brooches 05.09.2011
Blue Pearl Brooch

Revisiting a Pearl and Blue Glass/Enamel Brooch: How Trade Opened Up New Possibilities in the 18th Century

There are so many ways with which to understand a jewel and place it in its context. Let’s look again…

Rings 26.07.2011

Spoilt for Choice: decision-making 101 for the collector

You’ve discovered a treasure: unique, beautiful, interesting, an asset to your collection and within your fiscal reach! Buy, buy, buy!…

Art 17.11.2010
Blue Pearl Brooch

Pearl and Blue Glass/Enamel Brooch: How Trade Opened Up New Possibilities in the 18th Century

I’ve often made mention that one of the most prolific periods for jewellery experimentation in design came about during the…

Rings 10.09.2010
3 Member Family Mourning Ring, Blue Enamel

3 Members of a Family Mourning Ring with Diamond and Blue Enamel

Year: Easter Morn, April 5th, 1874 / August 2, 1869 / 1870 Dedication: “Papa” A. Lowe / M.M Lowe /…