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Victorian Jewellery - Queen Victoria The Romantic - 2019-05-15

Victorian Jewellery Trends The Queen Started

In celebration of Queen Victoria’s birthday coming up May 24th, we are highlighting some of the trends the Queen started. She was a cutting edge, fashionable trend-setter in jewellery and design in the Victorian era.

The Queen and the Victorians were enamoured with the romantic, magical and the spiritual. Jewellery items were adorned conveying grief and glee and the endearing.

The crescent moon and stars became common symbols in jewellery during this era. The crescent moon represented spiritual being and the feminine Moon Goddess and stars were a symbol of direction and guidance.

Vintage Seed Pearl with Diamond Crescent and Star Brooch

Vintage Seed Pearl with Diamond Crescent and Star Brooch

The Victorians associated seed pearls with purity, valuing the lace effect of surfaces completely covered in their lustre.

Vintage Opal Brooch

Opals signified protection, loyalty & faithfulness.

Victorian Garnet Crescent Brooch

Victorian Garnet Crescent Brooch

Garnets are regarded as a symbol of prosperity and vitality. Please click here to shop our collection.

Hear These Pretty Birds Sing At Our Antique Store - 2019-05-11

Discover our vintage and antique store.

Enjoy listening to theses west German made birds sing on this beautiful spring day. 

Antique & Vintage Finds This Spring - 2019-04-15

Are you celebrating a graduation, wedding or birthday this spring or summer?

We have a great selection of gifts to help with every occassion, here are a few ideas.

Vintage Cut Crystal Water Jug With Silver Plate Mounts

Vintage Pearl and Diamond Brooch

Sheffield Plate Candle Snuffer & Tray

Vintage Black Onyx and Diamond Ring

Vintage English Pointer Bookends

Vintage Yellow Sapphire and Diamond Bracelet

Doulton Burslem Galleon Series Ware Jug

Vintage Amethyst and Quartz Necklace

Miniature Tantalus, English, circa 1900.

 

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RVP