Friday, 1 August 2014
Monday, 20 January 2014
Also the birthstone for October, this pretty vintage 9ct gold half eternity ring features seven vibrant blue opals. Perfect for wearing alone or as part of a ring stack, the gold band has been shaped to sit perfectly with other rings. For more information, click here.
This dainty Victorian gold ring features a central, gypsy set diamond, surrounded on either side by two seed pearls. The ring is also prettily engraved around the stones and on the shoulders.
As well as the detailed work to the front of the ring, the inside or the shank is just as interesting. Although not hallmarked (tested as at least 9ct gold), the ring has been loving hand engraved with the letters and date "R.T. to A.U.S 18/6/98". Could this be commemorating a romance between two lovers, a marriage or a death of a loved one? The sentiment is unclear, but the history this delicate ring holds makes it all the more cherished. To find out more, click here.
Sunday, 19 January 2014
New to the shop this weekend, this Victorian ring features a huge 6 carat (approx) citrine, surrounded by 16 seed pearls and 2 turquoise stones. The setting and shank is made from 18ct gold.
The shank is hallmarked for Birmingham, 18ct gold and the date letter U for 1894. A fantastic piece of history you can wear on your finger every day.
For more details click here.
Friday, 20 December 2013
Over the last few weeks I have been adding to the stock in the Heart of Solid Gold shop. My favorites have to be the Victorian gold fox head ring and the black enamel and diamond mourning ring.
Which one is your favorite?
Heart of Solid Gold shop
So why am I boring you with all this?
It means I can now post items from the shop at a reduced rate of just £12 :)
To see what treasures are available at the moment click here
Tuesday, 29 October 2013
Wednesday, 2 October 2013
I was so pleased to hear the news whilst I was away last week that Jane Austen's ring has finally been bought by the Jane Austen museum in Hampshire.
Originally it was sold by Sotherby's at auction to Kelly Clarkson. The Jane Austen museum could not raise the funds in time for the auction and the ring looked set to travel to the US. Although I can understand on a personal level why she would want to own such a beautiful and historic piece of jewellery, it was a massive loss to all Jane Austen and antique jewellery fans.
However, a temporary export ban was placed on the ring, allowing the museum to try and raise the £152,450 needed to keep in the UK. The campaign Bring the Ring Home began and after many generous donations were made, including one anonymous donation of £100,000, the total has been reached.
The museum has said that they plan to have the ring on display in the new year. I think a trip to Hampshire is in order to see this beautiful and much sought after ring in person.
Thursday, 12 September 2013
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Friday, 18 January 2013
Monday, 14 January 2013
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Monday, 22 October 2012
Friday, 19 October 2012
I challenge you to visit Catbird's site and not fall in love with at least one piece!
Monday, 15 October 2012
Friday, 21 September 2012
Monday, 13 August 2012
Thursday, 9 August 2012
Tuesday, 7 August 2012
Another Instagram post tonight (sorry if you do follow me on Instagram and have seen these pieces before!), this time about my favourite antique charms of the moment. I really love layering necklaces and pendants for a more personal jewellery style and these silver charms fit perfectly together.
The silver and moonstone Hamsa hand charm I picked up on a trip to Marrakesh a few years ago. The centre swallow and horseshoe charm has a butterfly wing background. I found this charm on eBay and managed to win it for just a couple of pounds due to the butterfly wing being faded. I think despite this damage it still makes for a lovely piece of jewellery! The antique silver coin on the right has a tiny opal inset into it. I also have a similar coin that I bought a few years ago with a tiny sapphire inset into it and have seen a couple of others over the years. I'd love to know more about these coins and if there was a certain reason for the stones. They are definitely something I am going to do a bit more research into.
The chain is a Fashionology chain taken from one of their silver claw necklaces that I one in a competition a while ago. There necklaces are great long length and are very hard wearing - their jewellery is definitely worth taking a look at as they also make gorgeous rings.
I've been wearing this necklaces quite a lot recently, I love the eclectic style of layering charms and necklaces. They look lovely worn with summer dresses - if only we could have some better British weather!
Monday, 6 August 2012
Wednesday, 1 August 2012
Wednesday, 6 June 2012
Wednesday, 16 May 2012
Tuesday, 8 May 2012
To make the most of the weather today Cleo and I went for a lovely walk by the river and I couldn't help but take a photo of her sat amongst the flowers - she just loves the sunshine!
Wednesday, 25 April 2012
Thursday, 19 April 2012
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Whenever I am on the hunt to update my jewellery wish list I find myself returning to this beautiful necklace by Annina Vogel available in her on-line shop.
The Mother Nature necklace features in Annina's Iconic range and is made from seven diamond encrusted antique gems, sourced from second hand jewellery.
Need I say any more?
Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Monday, 16 April 2012
Thursday, 12 April 2012
Monday, 19 March 2012
If you need a cheering up this Monday take a peek at Kabiri's other new arrivals...