Sentiment and Superstition were important parts of life in the 19th century.
With constant reminders of the fragility of life, the Victorians embraced love and entreated luck. These two themes can be seen in the jewels of the era.
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A tale of two rings, each intriguing, each mysterious. Can we solve this puzzle? The details are everything..... Read More
Birthstones have not always been associated with a Month. In earlier times they were associated with each sign of the Zodiac. Let me tell you a bit about it.... Read More
How do we figure out when a jewel was made? What the materials are? What secrets unfold under examination and research? Follow along with Kate as she discovers the secrets of this beauty. Read More
Moons and stars, waxing and waning.... what meaning do these themes have in the pieces we collect? Victorian jewels give up their secrets of astronomical fascination. Read More
I wandered into the Ancient Greek Hall and there was a magnificent trio of bronze faces, wearing their meticulously curled beards. Adornment takes many forms. Read More