Memento Mori in Jewellery: Anachronistic 1780s White Enamel Ring

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Here is a re-posting of an indepth analysis of a spectacular and unique ring circa 1780 which Hayden Peters wrote for his fabulous site Art of Mourning. This ring, dedicated to Ann Staneway, is from my personal collection of mourning jewellery.  Enjoy!

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An Exquisite Palette: A Dedication to Two

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Here is a re-posting of a short piece I wrote for the fabulous site Art of Mourning. This brooch is truly a work of art in gold, black enamel and hairwork; it is dedicated to two women from the same family. It is another piece from my personal MOLAM collection of mourning jewellery.  Enjoy!

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antique platinum diamond rings

antique platinum diamond rings

Antique jewellery is that type of jewellery which has already reached a period of hundreds of years or may be some more and that now makes it an eyewitness of the human history. The antique diamond rings that are real in nature connect to jewellery of the primeval times which have been acknowledged from generation after generations just as the symbol of adore and splendour. A brightened and white cut European diamond weigh nearly about point four carats, has the glitter between sparkle of royal blue calibre. They are smoothly cut sapphires and are carefully placed in the jewel of platinum. Jewellery that is antique as the name suggests is really not traditional but take the reference to the fashionable jewellery designs and fancy designs of today. The jewellery does not come to the market much sweeter than they are relatively small, but undeniably splendid, but original engagement ring since…

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Fouquet & Mucha, an inspired collaboration. (via Babylon Baroque)

Fouquet & Mucha, an inspired collaboration. The Art Nouveau found particularly beautiful expression in the collaborative work of the jeweler Georges Fouquet (1862-1957) and the designer/artist Alphonse Mucha ( 1860-1939). For a brief glorious moment, extravagant beauty reigned supreme. Brooch ca. 1900 Manufacturer- Georges Fouquet Designer- Alphonse Mucha The Metropolitan Museum of Art Georges acquired his skill and taste early on through the acclaim and talents of his father Alphonse Fouq … Read More

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Diana, Princess of Wales (via A caution and a ran)

Diana, Princess of Wales The late Diana, Princess of Wales was born Lady Diana Frances Spencer on 1 July 1961 in Norfolk. Lady Diana Spencer married The Prince of Wales at St Paul's Cathedral in London on 29 July 1981. During her marriage the Princess undertook a wide range of royal duties. Family was very important to the Princess, who had two sons: Prince William and Prince Henry (Harry). After her divorce from The Prince of Wales, the Princess continued to be regarded … Read More

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