Acrostic jewellery was a charming feature of the Victorian period. Gemstones would be used to spell out a message or name using the first letter of the gem. LOVE, REGARD or DEAREST were spelt out in rings and heart pendants. This DEAREST ring has been made featuring Diamond, Emerald, Amethyst, Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire and Topaz.
Silverlovelock bracelet £99.95
The simple classic curb chain bracelet that was popular in the Victorian period originally had a heavy tight link with single heart shaped jewelled padlock. Today, we have this scaled down version with a smaller padlock and key. The message remains the same “you hold the key to my heart”
Pink enamel and silver heart pendant set with white saphires on a chain £290
The Art Deco period saw some fantastic work with plique a jour enamelling to a standard that many modern jewellery designers have struggled to master. However, take a look at this stunning shaped heart pendant set with pink enamel and tiny white sapphires.
Pre- loved 9ct yellow gold Victorian turquoise and pearl brooch £125
Turquoise was a popular gemstone in the 1830’s and 1840’s and represented another flower; the forget-me-knot. The bright green blue beads often mixed with white seed pearls made the perfect combination as we can see from the lovely 9ct Victorian brooch
Campanula earings £69 and pendant on a chain £99
These vibrant blue enamel pendant and earrings embrace a splash of colour are set in silver. The delicate little bell flower, campanula represents unchanging love and gratitude.
silver ’Wild Rose’ pendant with dove grey freshwater pearl on chain £78 & ‘Wild Rose’ stud earring £38
Silver and 9ct gold flower ‘Entwined’ pendant on silver chain £115
A lot of designers for the past year or so are mixing metals and Linda Macdonald’s jewellery is all about detail. Seeking inspiration from love poems, Linda’s ‘Entwined’ pendant features delicate gold flowers nestling amongst the silver wires
Silver and marcasite floral ring set with turquoise and seed pearl £79
Marcasites can be traced back as far as the 18th century when it was set into buttons, buckles and pretty silver jewellery. Current heart and flower designs use this bright cut stone to great effect.
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