Antique Jewellery Era Guides
Do you know your Arts & Crafts from your Art Nouveau? If not, read our guides to discover all you need to know about antique jewellery eras. We explore different epochs in jewellery history, identifying iconic pieces and how to identify jewellery from these ages.
A Guide To Victorian Jewellery
Each era in jewellery has its own signature hallmarks and the Victorian era is no different.
The History of Art Nouveau Jewellery
Art Nouveau was a fleeting movement (circa. 1898-1910) that, despite its transience, had a profound, lasting impact on jewellery design and many other arts. The glittering period ushered in innovative and entirely different design principles to preceding eras, countering the prevalence of mass-made jewellery.
A Guide to Edwardian Jewellery
This guide chronicles the ethereal, exquisite jewellery of the Edwardian era, from its glittering inception to its culmination at the dawn of WWI.
Symbolism And Meaning In Victorian Jewellery
Throughout the Victorian era, jewellery makers and wearers perfected the art of symbolism through their jewellery items. Many pieces of antique jewellery are full of secret messages and sentiment, but the Victorian era, in particular, was obsessed with symbolism and motifs.
A Guide To Retro Jewellery
Retro jewellery, also known as cocktail jewellery, is a term encompassing the jewellery created in the period between the late 1930s and the 1940s.
The Characteristics of Georgian Jewellery
The Georgian era (1714 – 1837) takes its name from four of the five kings that ruled during the period: George I, II, III and IV. It was a period of vast change, exemplified by the early stages of the industrial revolution and the formation of the United States of America.
What We Love About Art Deco Rings
Art Deco is a style of design, visual art and architecture that became prominent in the 1920s, 30s and 40s, and influenced the design of buildings, furniture, jewellery, fashion, cars, movie theatres, trains, ocean liners, and even everyday objects like radios and vacuum cleaners.
How to Identify Victorian Jewellery
One of the joys of a piece of antique jewellery is to delve into its history.
What Makes Art Deco Jewellery So Special?
The Art Deco period was a glamorous time characterised by exciting fashions, a surge of new technologies and, of course, the flapper girl.