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Egyptian Revival: an obsession with the ancient world.

Discoveries in Ancient Egypt captivated the West’s imagination and inspired a wild period of exciting design.

Egyptian Revival: an obsession with the ancient world.

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Hair Jewelry: Worn in Remembrance

Jewelry made from hair allowed the bereaved to keep their loved one with them always.

Hair Jewelry: Worn in Remembrance

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Stuart Crystal

These jewels were worn discreetly to show one’s support for the beheaded monarch Charles I.

Stuart Crystal

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Turquoise: Health, Luck and Friendship

A turquoise given by a loving hand carries with it happiness and good fortune. -Arabic proverb

Turquoise: Health, Luck and Friendship

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Pinchbeck and Gold Alternatives

The best “costume jewelry” during the Georgian era was pinchbeck, a top-secret formula that looked — and wore — just like gold.

Pinchbeck and Gold Alternatives

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Rings with Hidden Keys

Rings with hidden keys are a great idea, but not a new one. Let’s go back 2000+ years.

Rings with Hidden Keys

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Pansies

Anthropomorphic, wild, and adorable, pansies were jubilantly translated into jewelry throughout the Victorian era.

Pansies

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Comets

A giant flaming ball shooting across the sky: what humans wouldnt be fascinated?

Comets

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Lockets: Magical, Medicinal, Memorial

It’s hard to pinpoint when modern-day lockets were invented, but it’s believed that they evolved from ancient amulets.

Lockets: Magical, Medicinal, Memorial

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Coral and The Grand Tour

Coral jewelry has been worn as an amulet of protection against ailments and danger since ancient Rome.

Coral and The Grand Tour

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Floriography

Floriography allowed the Victorians to communicate their desires without saying anything at all.

Floriography

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