Category: The Way We Were

Jewellery Eras

Jewellery Eras Georgian to 1970s

Here at AntiquesAvenue, I lovethe different jewellery eras from the  Georgian era through to the 1970s – covering around 200 years. During this time lots of changes took place in fashions, the materials available and the techniques used to make the jewellery. We can roughly divide the 200 years into several...

Victorian Costume Jewellery

Victorian Costume Jewellery

The Victorians loved jewellery of all kinds and when they couldn’t afford precious stones and metals they wore jewellery made from non-precious materials which we now know as Costume Jewellery. Victorian Costume Jewellery Influences: There were two main influences on the jewellery during the Victorian era i) Queen Victoria’s influence...

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Find Georgian Jewellery Nowadays

Find Georgian Jewellery Nowadays The Georgian era started in 1714 with the accession of George I to the British throne and lasts until the end of the regency in 1830. When looking at Georgian jewellery we normally also include the reign of William IV as this takes us up to the...

acrostic jewellery

Learn About Acrostic Jewellery

About Acrostic Jewellery The Victorians were great romantics but often their romances were forbidden. Maybe a disapproving father wanted more for his daughter or there was a romance between a servant and her master. They sound ways to express their love but to keep it secret at the same time one...

Different Types of Victorian Brooch

Types of Victorian Brooch Looking at the different types of Victorian Brooch. Just like today, the brooch was one of the most popular pieces of jewellery during the Victorian era. There were lots of different types of brooch worn in the 1800s. The range was huge and many of these...

I Wish We Could Buy These Now

I Wish We Could Buy These Now

Flicking through an old copy of the Picture Post I noticed this advert for Ciro Jewellery from  1940. Ciro made jewellery throughout the 1900s and to the best of my knowledge they still do so. It is one of the names we can look out for when collecting old pieces....

War Time Lunch Eating Vintage

One for those interested in all things from the past, Eating Vintage. Yesterday I took a trip back to the 1940s with lunch at The Larder in Ashby de la Zouch. This café has a War time theme with food to match the rationing of the time. I was about...