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 alt='front view Ancient Greek gold ring with Hercules love knot, circa 5th - 3rd century BC.' "With this ring, I thee wed....."
A brief history of wedding rings

 alt='Antique yellow sapphire and diamond cluster ring, circa 1900. ' Celebrate Spring with Nature’s Colours
Learn more about our rainbow of coloured stones...

 alt='Natural Pigeon Blood Burmese ruby and diamond ring, circa 1935.' The True Pigeon Blood Ruby
Pigeon blood rubies are known for their striking beauty and their rarity, learn more about these beautiful gemstones...

 alt='Onyx and diamond dress ring, circa 1935.' Onyx
Onyx provides elegance and striking contrast when paired with diamonds in Art Deco designs and has remained popular throughout history since ancient times. Rediscover the beauty of this versatile material.

 alt='front view Natural pearl necklace with enamel heart shape clasp, circa 1900.' Entrancing Enamel
Discover the art of enamelling and its presence in antique jewellery...

 alt='M. Gérard Kashmir sapphire and diamond cocktail ring, French, circa 1970.' The Unparalleled Beauty of a Kashmir Sapphire
From mines now exhausted, Kashmir sapphires are known as being the very best in the world. Learn more about these incredible gems…

 alt='Oscar Heyman Brothers pansy ring, circa 1940s.' Retro Jewellery from the Fabulous Forties
The 1940’s was a time when jewellers experimented with different shapes, including motifs inspired by nature and large colourful gemstones. Learn more about this interesting period in jewellery history.

 alt='Art Deco emerald cabochon and diamond ring, circa 1935.' The Curve of the Cabochon
Discover the unique style of cut that has entranced jewellery lovers for thousands of years...

 alt='front view Three row natural pearl necklace' Precious Natural Pearls
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...

 alt='Van Cleef & Arpels vintage flower ring, French, circa 1945.         ' The Phenomenon of Floriography!
Be romanced by the language of flowers...

 alt='front view Ancient Celtic gold ring' 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.

 alt='front view Antique diamond cross over ring' Crossover engagement rings
Discover the romance behind antique crossover engagement rings...

 alt='Carlo & Arthur Giuliano Brooch, Circa 1890.' Moonstone
Moonstone has been known for its beautiful shimmering light effect since ancient times when it was believed to be made of the rays of the moon. Click here to see our unique selection of antique moonstone jewellery.

 alt='front view Antique cat's eye chrysoberyl and diamond cluster ring' 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.

 alt='Tiffany & Co. vintage diamond clip earrings, circa 1960s.' 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.

 alt='Boucheron Paris lapis lazuli ring, French, circa 1970.' 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.

 alt='Pair of ruby and diamond earrings, circa 1945.' 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.

 alt='Art Deco emerald and diamond earrings, circa 1935.' 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.

 alt='front view Antique turquoise and diamond brooch, circa 1870.' 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.

 alt='front view Antique natural pearl and diamond earrings' 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.


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