VICTORIAN JEWELLERY SETS
Large sets of matching jewellery, sometimes of precious stones but often of coral, pearls or ivory, were the height of fashion in the first half of Victoria's reign.
Mourning and Sentimental Jewelry
By Andrea Guyot Twombly
Even before Queen Victoria sent the fashion of mourning and mourning jewelry to its peak, wearing a ring or brooch to show a state of mourning was a practice as early as 1649.
Victorian Horseshoe Stickpin. Photo Courtesy of Lang Antiques
Jewelry representative of a sport or gaming pursuit was popular with both sexes. Men showed particular interest in horse racing and hunting jewelry.
Style Fused Necklace. Tammy Powley
Have you ever bought or made a piece of fused glass and then thought, "Okay, now what do I do with it?" Sure, you could hang it from a chain. That would be easy enough. But, there are many other options.
Victorian Era--The Love Affair Begins
The fantastic collection of the British Crown started when the Royal family slowly imbibed the importance of exhibiting a regal look. Apart from the royal regalia the need for further accessorizing was learnt.
Era Jewellery (1837 to 1901)
The " era" as it has come to be known, started on June 20th 1837 with the crowning of Queen Alexandrina Victoria (1819—1901) as the United Kingdom's longest ruling monarch.
The George VI Victorian Suite
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Belonging to the period of the reign of Queen Victoria of England (1837-1901). Jewelry of the period was highly ornamental.
Victorian & Edwardian Jewelry (1830-1911)
Art Nouveau Jewelry (1890-1925)
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Era - 1837 to 1901
Queen Victoria proved to be the champion of beads and charms when her personal interest in jewellery started the next significant phase of charm wearing.
The designation given to the period from approximately 1837 when Victoria became Queen of England until 1901 when she died. This long period is divided into early (approx. 1840-1860), mid (approx. 1860 - 1880) and late (approx.
- the period of time between when Queen Victoria first ruled in 1837 until 1901, when she died. The period was a long stretch of time and is divided into several smaller time spans and several design types.
[Victorian Era bog oak brooch and jet bracelet]
Copal and amber have a similar relationship in that they both originated as resin secreted from trees, but copal being much younger is less compact, hard, and stable than is the far older amber.
The era was the time when Queen Victoria ruled Great Britain (1837-1901). Many different styles of jewelry developed during this era.
Victorian Jewelry - Fit For A Queen
Lucite Jewelry - Valuable And Collectible Plastic From The Past
Costume Jewelry - Glamorous And Fashionable At A Low Cost ...
nuggets are considered rich-in- gold, which consists at least 95% of gold, or with 23 carats. The rest is principally composed of dissolved silver in the gold.
Victorian Rose Cut Bohemian Garnet Bar Pin
Bohemian Ruby: It is not a ruby but rather a pyrope garnet - deep red in color.
Bolo: A necktie often made of leather that is adorned and fastened with a decorative slide.
A style of jewelry popularized during the reign of Queen Victoria of England (1837-1901). The long period included a number of trends that were influenced by events of the time, the life of the Queen, and the taste of the English.
A Victorian style of chain in which the links are rectangular, folded pieces of metal.
An yellow alloy of copper and zinc.
A lead mine once home to large, but colourless octahedral fluorite. It is now a show mine open to the public. Visitors may look, but not collect!
Gortdrum Mine, Tipperary, Co. Tipperary.
In the Victorian era in England some necklaces were made so that the central part could be detached and worn as a tiara; in Russia and England a type of necklace could in its entirety be worn as a tiara.
Famous Jeweler Edwin Streeter led a consortium against Baron Rothschild to obtain the Burma Ruby Mining rights.
Edwin Streeter on Ruby Mines
Streeter's connection with Burma Mines ...
In the Victorian era, 'arsenic' (colourless, crystalline, soluble 'white arsenic') was mixed with vinegar and chalk and eaten by women to improve the complexion of their faces, making their skin paler to show they did not work in the fields.
Book Chain - style made in gold, gold filled and sterling silver, in which each chain link is rectangular, folded to resemble a book. Often elaborately engraved.
Also known as "Victorian" or "Edwardian." This style features fluid lines, natural colors, and natural, particularly floral, themes.
artificial pearls ...
: A blanket term for jewelry items manufactured during the reign of Britain's Queen Victoria (1837-1901). The era is the longest running period in jewelry history.
Legend: In late Victorian times, and early in the twentieth century, demantoid became a very sought after stone. In recent decades, it has been unobtainable and has only been available from antique jewellery.
CameoPopularized during the era, cameos are carvings traditionally done with shell or stone.
White agate was used often in Victorian jewelry, mostly as a background. Moss agate has green, red or black dendritic inclusions. Onyx is agate whose bands are parallel. Eye agate has banding arranged in concentric circles. Agate has a hardness of 6.
Their medium- to high-quality pieces included figurals, replicas, and many different styles.
working in gold and enamel Biwa Pearl Freshwater cultured pearl from Japan Blister Pearl Irregularly shaped and hollow pearl cut from the shell of the oyster Bog-oak fossilized oak from peat bogs in Ireland, popular during the Victorian ...
The best known garnets are the dark red varieties which have been used for thousands of years and were particularly fashionable during the era.
It is a hard, lightweight lustrous black stone that was used in mourning jewelry during the Victorian era (especially after Queen Victoria's husband died in 1861 and she went into long period of mourning, greatly affecting jewelry fashion).
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