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.
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 1940's 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 1920's, 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.
‘Requiescat In Pace’ : Mourning and Memento Mori Jewellery
Learn how themes of death and remembrance appear in antique jewellery.
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.
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.
Discover the intricate jewellery made by Viking craftsmen
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.
A History of Earrings: Part 2. Middle Ages to Georgian
Here is part 2 of our research into the fascinating history of earrings!
The ‘Downton Abbey effect’ on antique jewellery
Downton Abbey is now airing its 5th series- set in the 1920s! Take a look at the fabulous Art Deco jewels worn by the characters.
A History of Earrings: Part 1. The Ancient World
Enjoy part one of our brief history into the world of earrings, beginning with The Ancient World courtesy of our knowledgeable staff at Berganza Jewellers.
An Exquisite Cameo Suite by John Brogden
Learn all about our impressive parure by English jeweller John Brogden and an informative history of cameos in antique jewellery...
Art Deco: Bold and beautiful jewellery of the 1920’s and 1930’s
What is Art Deco? Discover one of the most prominent design eras in history.
Eternally Appealing Eternity Rings
Learn all about the ring given to commemorate life's special occasions...