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23rd April 2012

Photo reblogged from oh look, it's history with 460 notes

ohlookhistory:

A heart locked with a key, and a secret message: the colored stones have initial letters that spell ‘REGARD’: ruby, emerald, garnet, amethyst, ruby and diamond. This arrangement of stones was also popular in ‘regard’ rings. The pendant opens to reveal a panel of woven hair under glass.

ca.1840, from the Victoria and Albert Museum. 

ohlookhistory:

A heart locked with a key, and a secret message: the colored stones have initial letters that spell ‘REGARD’: ruby, emerald, garnet, amethyst, ruby and diamond. This arrangement of stones was also popular in ‘regard’ rings. The pendant opens to reveal a panel of woven hair under glass.

ca.1840, from the Victoria and Albert Museum. 

Tagged: historyvictorianjewellerylove19th centurygold

17th February 2012

Photo with 4 notes

Edwin Booth hair bracelet, ca. 19th century

Edwin Booth hair bracelet, ca. 19th century

Tagged: history19th centuryvictorianjewellerydecorationhairartornament

Source: folger.edu

10th December 2011

Photo with 9 notes


Victorian natural pearl and diamond swan/harp brooch yellow gold and silver
PRICE: £12,850

Victorian natural pearl and diamond swan/harp brooch yellow gold and silver

PRICE: £12,850

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Source: pragnell.co.uk

11th May 2011

Photo with 3 notes


Pendant, Reinhold Vasters (c.1860)
Enamelled gold pendant in the form of a three masted ship hung with pearls. Designed and made by Reinhold Vasters, Aachen, Germany. 

Pendant, Reinhold Vasters (c.1860)

Enamelled gold pendant in the form of a three masted ship hung with pearls. Designed and made by Reinhold Vasters, Aachen, Germany. 

Tagged: jewelleryfashion19th centuryhistory

Source: vam.ac.uk

3rd May 2011

Photo reblogged from Hats From History with 14 notes

hatsfromhistory:

Silver Wedding Tiara, Circa 1860.  From Vintage Textile.
I want to wear one of these every day!

hatsfromhistory:

Silver Wedding Tiara, Circa 1860.  From Vintage Textile.

I want to wear one of these every day!

Tagged: jewellery19th centuryvictorianfashion