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 on Jewellery style can be…

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 are still available to the…

Quick Guide to Stick Pins, Tie Pins and Lapel Pins

Quick Guide to Stick Pins Stick Pins, Tie Pins, Lapel Pins, what are they and how do they work? ┬áHere is your Quick Guide to Stick Pins. This is a little piece of jewellery from the past, something traditionally worn by a gentleman and occasionally still being seen at formal occasions. They are the same…

Victorian Mourning Black

Black was very popular in Victorian times especially as part of the cult of mourning which followed the death of Prince Albert. Heres a quick tour of┬áVictorian Mourning Black In those days the Queen set the fashions of the day and when her husband died in 1861 she went into deep mourning for him. This…