Victorian Slide Jewelry

Before the invention of the wrist watch, Victorian women would wear their hunter case watches as a necklace, adding ornate, engraved pieces to the chain. Thus, slide jewelry was born! Composed of a “starter” chain with various gemstone "slides" added to it, Victorian slide jewelry allowed women to customize to their liking, much like the... Continue Reading →

The Origins of “Jet-Black”

One of the more fascinating histories of Victorian jewelry is that of jet. Jet is a fossilized driftwood, smooth and lightweight with an intense black color, that can be found in the seaside cliffs of Whitby, England.   The most prolific patron of this sought-after “gemstone” was Queen Victoria. In an era that called for... Continue Reading →

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