A glossary of jewellery terms

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Design History

Influenced by science, exploration and world affairs, the design and materials used in fine jewellery are a fascinating reflection of history, as much as a testament to the skill of the craftsmen who created it...

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Birthstones and Anniversaries

Since ancient times it has been customary to associate certain gemstones and precious metals with birth months and anniversary celebrations. Click on the links to view a selection of items featuring the stone of your choice...

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Diamonds Discovered

Watch our latest video exploring the evolution of the diamond cut.

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Old Mine Cut Diamonds

Part III in our history of diamond cuts

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Old Cut Diamonds

Part IV in our history of diamond cuts

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Rose Cut Diamonds

Part II in our chronological history of diamond cuts

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Table Cut Diamonds

Learn about the first true diamond cut.

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Discovering Sapphires

Learn more about one of the world's most coveted gemstones.

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Emeralds Unearthed

Watch our video about emeralds, one of the most precious gemstones used in antique jewellery.

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Rubies Revealed

Learn about one of the most precious gemstones used in antique jewellery...

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'As Endless Is My Love As This: A History Of Marriage Rings'

Introducing our book 'As Endless Is My Love As This: A History Of Marriage Rings'.

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Berganza the jewellers is based in the heart of Hatton Garden, London. We specialise in the finest examples of ancient, antique and vintage engagement rings. We are proud to have one of the largest collections of these rings in the world.

We believe in only offering exceptional pieces from each design period, from Ancient Roman intaglio seal rings, Viking twisted rings through to rare gem-set Medieval pieces, Georgian, ornate Victorian, elegant Edwardian, bold Art Deco and retro vintage designs. Each piece has a unique historical background and dates to a time when jewellery was crafted by hand, so no two are alike.

Every item of jewellery is set with hand cut diamonds or natural and unenhanced gemstones, often from mines long since depleted. Our team of specialists are trained in all aspects of gemology and history of jewellery design so we are able to select the finest quality pieces of jewellery for our extensive one-of-a-kind stock. We deal in rarity and as such have a vast collection of posy rings, the precursors to 'modern' wedding rings.

88-90 HATTON GARDEN, London, EC1N 8PN, England

Telephone +44 (0)20 7430 0393 / +44 (0)20 7404 2336

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