Antique and collectible history / Victorian gold

Victorian Alfred Ivory Solid Gold Locket

A Brief History Of Goldsmith Alfred Ivory, Cellini & Elizabethan Pattern Work

During the Victorian era the refined tastes of royalty, nobility and the well heeled expected the finest gold & silversmiths in the United Kingdom to craft superbly ornamented jewellery & silverware. These pieces are so well made and beautiful that they are still highly prized and sought-after in the 21st century. The desire for superbly ornamented pieces expressed itself in the popularity of Cellini & Elizabethan pattern work. 
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Victorian Era Catalogue Page Of Curb Link Bracelets

Victorian Era Curb Bracelets History And Catalogue Images

HM Queen Victoria was a trend setter. Whatever she wore, whether it be clothing or jewellery, the ladies of the Royal Court copied, as did many noble ladies and the wealthy women of the United Kingdom.

HM Queen Victoria wore a gold enamel & diamond curb charm bracelet constantly.

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Antique Fully Hallmarked Gold Lockets

How To Fit Photos & Hair Into Antique Gold Lockets. Locket Care & Use

Including a lock of hair in an antique locket has long been a traditional way to remember a loved one. The simple design of a curled lock of hair is one of the most popular and easiest ways to present a lock of hair.
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The Drake Jewel Queen Elizabeth I

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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All About Antique Seed Pearl Jewellery And The Popularity Of Pearls In Britain Throughout The Ages

All About Antique Seed Pearl Jewellery And The Popularity Of Pearls In Britain Throughout The Ages

This post will answer these questions:

When did seed pearl jewellery become popular?

How do seed pearls differ from other pearls?

Why are they called seed pearls?

Are seed pearls natural?

What colour range do seed pearls have?


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