Posted at 8:25 pm , on February 2, 2013
“Edwardian jewelry which is circa 1901 to 1910. Edward was Victoria’s son and reigned
for a short time so the jewelry from that era is quite collectible.” sassyclassics.com
Brooch I photographed I believe is called an Edwardian Star Burst Brooch. I am trying to piece together photographs and items I see to the appropriate era. Forgive me if I make mistakes! 🙂
Posted at 8:07 pm , on February 2, 2013
“Castle on the Hill” Shelton house built in 1876. Mysterious, enchanting story I am fascinated by. I love the Queen Ann architecture of the home. I think I will take a walk there today, amazing incense cedars surrounding the property. If you come to Eugene take a bit of time and go see it. Lovely!
Posted at 5:43 am , on February 2, 2013
Mourning jewelry is jewelry traditionally worn when someone was in mourning. During the 16th through 18th century memento mori jewelry was popular for mourning and it became even more popular after the death of Prince Albert. Queen Victoria remained in mourning until her passing in 1901, causing a revival of this type of jewelry. During the latter half of the 19th century they were of sombre design and black is the main used color. Materials used are typically black enamel, jet, onyx, human hair, glass, vulcanite and gutta-percha. please go to langantiques.com