Antique and collectible history / Queen Victoria

The Bohemian Silver Trade And Czechoslovakian Silver Compact Mirrors

The Bohemian Silver Trade And Czechoslovakian Silver Compact Mirrors

Before WWII Czechoslovakia was made up of Bohemia and Moravia in the west and Slovakia in the east. At the turn of the 14th century trade of Bohemian silver to Venice was already well established. Archaeological finds from Bohemia and Moravia lend weight to the theories that that silver bullion from this area was exported to Italy. In return the Italians exported glass to Bohemia.

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The History of Lockets, Queen Elizabeth I Locket Ring And Queen Victoria's Lockets

The History of Lockets, Queen Elizabeth I Locket Ring And Queen Victoria's Lockets

 

This post answers these questions:

1. What is the history of the locket?

2. Why lockets are named lockets?

3. What do the symbols on a locket mean?

4. What is the difference between a locket and a pendant?

5. How can you tell if a locket is antique?

6. What is the Chequers Ring?

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About Silversmiths Garrard & Co

About Silversmiths Garrard & Co

The luxury brand Garrard & Co. Limited, formerly Asprey & Garrard Ltd., is  headquartered at Albemarle Street in Mayfair, London. Garrard was the first official Crown Jeweller charged with the upkeep of the British Crown Jewels, from 1843 to 2007. Garrard & Co. created and cared for many tiaras and jewels adorning members of the British royal family we see today. Some of the world’s most famous sporting trophies were created by Garrard’s team of superb jewellers. These include the Americas Cup and the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy.
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