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17th Century Treason: Guy Fawkes Day

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A brief history of earrings through the ages

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A Concise History of the Diamond Solitaire

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A Feast of Memorial Jewellery This All Hallow’s Weekend

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A Focus on Suffragette Jewellery

Alongside the recently released film '_Suffragette_', discover more about the phenomenon of suffragette jewellery...

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A History of Mother’s Day

Sunday 6th March is Mother's Day - explore the history of this holiday.

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A History of the Heart Shape Motif

Read about the development of the definitive symbol of love...

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A Lost Craft: The Beauty Of Hand Cut Gemstones

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A Timeless Design

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A Token of Love!

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A True Friends Gift - The History of Posy Rings

Posy rings acquired their name from the word “posy” or “poesy” based on the French word 'poésy'

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Accessories for the Sophisticated Gent

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Admiral Horatio Nelson: Battle of Cape Trafalgar

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An engagement ring fit for a Royal!

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Ancient Tablets Reveal Link to our Literary Past

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Antique and Vintage Three Stone Rings

Antique and vintage three stone rings are rich in meaning and symbolism, find out more about this romantic style of ring...

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Bachelor's Day!

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Ballerina Cluster Rings

Ballerina cluster rings are a distinctive style of cluster, learn more about these dazzling rings and their variations...

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Be enamoured with the art of enamel

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Be Inspired By Bracelets

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Blooming Marvellous: The eternal appeal of floral jewellery

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Brooches: A Versatile Accessory

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Buckles: From function, to fashion, to friendship

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Buy her flowers! The perfect Spring proposal or gift.

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Captivating Convertibles!

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Celebrating the Cullinan

Like all impressive diamonds of superior size and colour the rough was named, and in this case, it was named the ‘Cullinan diamond’ after the owner of the Premier Mine.

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Celestial Motifs: An Enduring Enigma

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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.

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Cocktail rings, the new woman in town!

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Cocktail Rings: America in The Cocktail Period

An insight into fabulous American cocktail jewellery...

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Curious About Clusters?

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Discover the Gods through intaglios and cameos!

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Discover the ‘Toi et Moi’ from across the ages!

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Dynamic Jewellery

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Early French Jewels: The Sun King

Famed for their opulent lifestyle, extravagant fashion and excessive luxuries, these French Kings ruled in lavish style.

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Earrings throughout the eras!

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Elizabeth Taylor: Jewels Just Because

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Enamelled jewels

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Enchanting Earrings Throughout History

The history of earrings can be traced back to ancient times, when they were first worn for what is speculated to be decorative reasons, alongside showing one’s wealth and status.

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Eternity Rings: Eternally appealing

Learn all about the ring given to commemorate life's special occasions...

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Exploring five centuries of fashion at Chatsworth House.

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Exploring Memento Mori Jewellery on All Hallow's Eve

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Expressions of Love Through the Ages

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Eye-Catching Bombé Rings

‘Bombé’ rings have an appealing rounded curving shape, click here to read more about this interesting group of rings.

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FEBRUARY- THE MONTH OF LOVE AND ROMANCE: PART 3

Part 3: Georgian and Victorian jewels: Status and symbolic romanticisms

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FEBRUARY- THE MONTH OF LOVE AND ROMANCE: PART 4

Part 4: Early 1900s through to vintage 1950s: The amalgamation of jewellery design and techniques

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Fine Enamel Throughout the Ages

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Floriography

Be romanced by the language of flowers...

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Floriography: The Secret Language of Flowers

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French master craftsmen of the 20th century

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Gemstones of the British Empire

This Saturday we celebrate the official 90th birthday of our reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth

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Gentleman's Statement Accessories

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Gold around the Globe

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How to Clean Antique Jewellery

Finding the perfect piece of antique jewellery is a special experience. To retain the magic and history of your exquisite jewellery, each antique ring, earring or vintage necklace must be regularly cleaned and done so with the level of care an item of such excellent craftsmanship demands.

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Intaglio rings: A History of Gemstone Engraving

Engraved gemstones have been among the most highly prized objects in a wide variety of cultures from as far back as 5000BC right up to the 19th century. Discover the history behind this revered ancient art.

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Jacqueline Kennedy: The Life and Jewels of a First Lady

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Jewellery after the French Revolution.

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Largest Diamond of the Century Comes up for Auction

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Out of the Ordinary: Unusual gemstones

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Pinning Down the History of Brooches

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Posy Rings A hidden treasure!

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REMEMBER THE 5TH- GUY FAWKES NIGHT

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Revive Your Jewellery Box!

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Rings that dance!

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Saint George - the protector of the English

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Scythians warriors of ancient Siberia exhibition

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Sentimental Lockets

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Snake Jewellery

Learn more about one of the most enduring motifs used in jewellery- an enchanting choice for an antique engagement ring...

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Something old, something new: Antique and Vintage Wedding Jewellery

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St Patrick's Day: The icon of the Irish

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St Valentine’s Day

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Tales of the serpent

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Target Rings

Target rings were originally presented as love tokens, with each gemstone concealing a hidden meaning, read more about these striking rings here...

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The Affair of the Diamond Necklace

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The Allure of Antique Jewellery

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The Ballerina Cluster Design

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The Best of British

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The development of betrothal ring giving

Today, if you were asked which date in the calendar is most associated with romance, surely the answer would be St Valentine's Day, celebrated each year on 14th February. This association of St Valentine being linked with the concept of romantic love, is traced to the literature of the Middle Ages.

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The earliest traditions of betrothal ring giving

To find the earliest examples of rings associated with romance, it is necessary to go back thousands of years to the Ancient Greek civilisation.

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The eternal allure of candlelight diamonds

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The eternity ring: An emblem of unending devotion

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The Feast Day of Saint George

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The Garland Era

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The Golden Age of English Jewellery

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The History Of Halloween

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The History of Royal Wedding Gifts

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The History of the Locket: Pendants, Rings and Brooches

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The History of Valentine’s Day.

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The History of Watches

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The Independence of America & Jewellery Design

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The Legend of St Valentine

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The Lore of Love: The history of engagement rings

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The Magnificence of Hand Engraving

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The palette of spring

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The Perfect Token of Affection

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The Rise of American Jewellery

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The unique beauty of antique jewellery.

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The Unsung Hero: The Brooch

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The versatility of brooches!

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Tokens for your sweetheart

Find the perfect piece of ancient, antique or vintage jewellery for the one you love.

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Unique Jewellery Ensembles

Your jewellery ensemble can be added to over the years, marking life’s important occasions with a special new piece of jewellery, discover more about the historical significance of jewellery 'parures'...

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Vintage Eternity Rings

Colourful gem-set and diamond set vintage eternity rings. Learn more about our range of beautiful vintage bands...

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Vive la France! - French Jewels for Bastille Day

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Wedding rings - a brief history

"With this ring, I thee wed....."

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What is a Signet Ring?

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Why Choose Antique or Vintage Jewellery?

When choosing a new item of jewellery, whether it is a gift for a sapphire lover, an engagement ring, or jewellery to invest in, we know that choosing antique jewellery, vintage engagement rings or ancient jewellery is always going to be the best choice. They make the best pieces of investment jewellery, due to possessing exquisite stones from mines that are no longer in existence and craftsmanship done completely by hand you simply cannot find in modern versions.

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Women Who Rule: Jewels and Politics

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