Accessories 31.08.2012
Victorian Hairwork Fob Chain With Serpent Clasp Heart

Art of Hairwork 1: Victorian Hairwork Fob Chain With Serpent Clasp

Discovery is one of the most enlightening and exciting elements to collecting and understanding anything antique. With jewels, there is…

Brooches 27.07.2012
Serpent Snake Garnet Paste 19th Century Brooch

Garnet Serpent Brooch, Early 19th Century

The snake motif was a popular symbol of eternal love, as it showed the snake ingesting its own tail, therefore…

Brooches 16.07.2012
Serpent Eye Portrait Brooch Georgian

Serpent, Eye Portrait Brooch, Early 19th Century

Eye miniatures are one of the more unusual trends to emerge during the late 18th and early 19th Centuries. Often…

Rings 02.01.2012
1853 Many Anne Lewis Mourning Ring

M.A Lewis Mourning Ring, 1852

An ideal piece for the middle of the 19th Century; this ring encapsulates all of the design motifs popular with…

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…

Symbolism 29.08.2010

Symbolism Sunday, The Serpent

It’s a lovely Sunday and I hope you’re enjoying your breakfast, lunch (or brunch), so now let’s get you up…

Rings 02.07.2010

Spotlight On: c.1800 Twist Ring

One of my favourite periods of jewellery is the Neoclassical transition into the 19th century. The Regency period (1811-20) tends…

Brooches 31.05.2010

Spotlight On: Snake Brooch

The snake motif was a popular symbol of eternal love, as it showed the snake ingesting its own tail, therefore…