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.


  • Precious Natural Pearls: A perfect gift for Valentine’s Day

    Pearls have always been considered one of the most precious of gems and make a wonderful gift of love, read more about what makes natural pearls so special...
  • The Phenomenon of Floriography!

    Be romanced by the language of flowers...
  • Ancient Celtic Jewellery

    Survivals of Ancient Celtic jewellery are incredibly rare. Learn about jewellery worn by the Celts and discover the Ancient Celtic rings in our collection.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ‘Requiescat In Pace’ : Mourning and Memento Mori Jewellery

    Learn how themes of death and remembrance appear in antique jewellery.
  • 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.