At Berganza we are passionate about antique jewellery, and in this series of features we'd like to share our passion and to inform, entertain and enthuse you too.
Turquoise: December Birthstone and Striking Winter Jewel
The icy sky blue of turquoise provides a welcome pop of colour to winter; it is also aptly one of the birthstones for December. In this article we introduce this vibrant gem, whose popularity has stood the test of time.
Antique and Unique Christmas Gift Ideas
We have a wide range of gift ideas to give to that special someone this Christmas, see some of our antique and vintage jewellery suggestions... View
A History of Earrings: Part 6. 1901 – 1915 Edwardian period including Belle Époque and Art Nouveau
Following on from the Victorian period, our next instalment on the history of earring design focuses on Art Nouveau and its influence on elegant Edwardian jewellery. View
A History of Earrings: Part 5. Victorian earrings: The Late Victorian Period 1885 - 1901
Queen Victoria reined from 1837 to 1901, a total of 64 years. Across this period, there were three prominent jewellery trends. In this article we outline the final part, the Late Victorian period, from 1885 to 1901.
‘Requiescat In Pace’ : Mourning and Memento Mori Jewellery
Halloween in upon us! Learn how themes of death and remembrance appear in antique jewellery. View
Our Stuart Rock Crystal Love Knot Ring, 17th century.
Our newly acquired Stuart ring belongs to an exciting group of jewellery called ‘Stuart crystals. These pieces are attractive, rare and highly collectable. Click here to learn more about their history. View
A History of Earrings: Part 4. Victorian earrings: The Middle Victorian Period 1860 - 1885
Queen Victoria reigned for a total of 64 years. Across this period, there were three prominent jewellery trends. In this article we outline the second part, the Middle Victorian period, from 1860 to 1885. View
Discover the intricate jewellery made by Viking craftsmen View
A History of Earrings: Part 3. Victorian Earrings: The Romantic Period 1837 - 1860
Continuing with our popular earrings feature, this week we begin to look at the Victorian period. View