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.


  • Chrysoberyl

    Chrysoberyl is an unusual and often unknown gem in jewellery -purely due to its rarity. Click here to discover the three types of chrysoberyl.
  • A History of Earrings: Part 9. Vintage 1960’s and 1970’s earrings

    Our final instalment is here! Featuring the fabulous vintage designs of the 1960s and 70s.
  • Lapis Lazuli

    From the earliest civilisations right up to the present day, lapis lazuli has been revered for its intense blue colour and included in the most important artworks throughout history. Find out more about its enduring appeal.


  • A History of Earrings: Part 8. The glamorous 1940’s and 1950’s

    The 1940s signified a shift in jewellery design. Read our new earrings feature here to find out why.
  • A History of Earrings: Part 7. The Art Deco Period, 1920’s to 1930’s

    Come the 1920s, a new and exciting decorative style was taking hold - Art Deco. Click here to learn about earring design during this period.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.