Monday, April 29, 2013
Lately, I've noticed a refocus on memento mori and Charles I Royalist jewelry. I've long been fascinated with the history associated and their beauty. Out of all the jewelry I've collected over the years, the Stuart crystal pieces, including many Royalist pieces, are favorites.
The images are mostly from the web and are the most beautiful, in my opinion, of memento mori and Royalist pieces I've come across. I continue to covet them and so desperately need to win that lottery! Enjoy the beautiful images!
PS-The last photo shows Elizabeth I's ring encrusted with rubies. Inside, two jeweled portraits, one of herself and one of her mother, Anne Boleyn. (I couldn't resist!)
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
Monday, April 8, 2013
It was established that the mourning period would be the length of time it would take a vessel to fill with tears, or the time it took for those tears to evaporate.
This Georgian or Victorian lachrymatory vessel is intricately detailed in gold gilt. It measures approximately 7" tall. Soon to be listed to Metal Corset II.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Check it out!
This necklace is a combination of a sterling silver Nun's cross dated 1869, antique 1800s bisque doll and an antique sterling silver Immaculate Heart Of Mary reliquary.
These three relics suspend from a chain made from Art Deco cut steel beads salvaged from a damaged French Art Deco cut steel beaded purse.
Check it out now!
Monday, April 1, 2013
This is one of the most incredible brooches I've seen in a long time. It is a 3-dimensional Georgian or early Victorian sterling silver dove with an amazing plaited hair memorial under glass. The pin back is comprised of a tube hinged back fastener and "C" clasp. This dove is religious in nature as it holds an olive branch in its beak. Measures 1.75" beak to tail. An absolutely stunning piece. Soon to be listed to Metal Corset II, so keep a weather eye.