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1839-1901
The Victorian era lasted the 63 year reign of Queen Victoria, saw the vast expansion of the British Empire, the results of the Industrial Revolution and is regarded as an age of innovation and social development. Democracy, feminism, unionization of workers, socialism, Marxism, and other modern movements came about.
The sweeping description of the Victorians as “prudish,” “repressed” and “old fashioned” does not do justice to a diverse age of invention, expansion, scientific advance and exploration. It makes sense to break the Victorian era down into chunks.
Britain managed to build a vast empire during the Victorian period. It was also a time of profound change in London and abroad. In England, there was a demographic shift as people swapped their bucolic existence and instead chose to live and work in increasingly industrialized towns. The population doubled, demand increased and the British landscape evolved as new towns were built to accommodate the growing urban workforce.
In 64 years Britain became ruler to a quarter of the world’s population, and was the largest Empire in History. British troops were deployed to defend Britain in far flung corners of the Empire.
Developments in transport meant Victorians were able to travel by train to the seaside, we have all seen the photographs of holiday makers barrelling down the beach in stripy swimming costumes and bath caps. International travel also became faesible. At the start of the Victorian period sailing the Atlantic took up to eight weeks in ships 1901 it took a week in a steam boat! The Victorian age was a time of unprecedented change.
Flowers, trees, and bird motifs were all incorporated into early Victorian jewellery design. Delicate forms and intricate engraving were typical of the early Victorian era.  Later designs adopt the heavier aesthetic of the Gothic Revival.
Prince Albert’s death in 1861 cast a shadow over the nation. Jet mourning jewellery was all the rage; whitby Jet is considered the best quality.  Touching examples of commemoratory jewellery retracing the history of large dynasties is collected today.
Archeological digs in Egypt and Greece saw treasures being unearthed and copied by commercially minded jewellers. Mosaic, shells, fringes and rosettes were abundant.

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  • Victorian 15ct Gold Oval Locket Set With Emeralds & Natural Split Pearls

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  • Victorian Ruby & Diamond Crescent Brooch

    £2,250 Just Added
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  • Victorian Diamond & Carved Carnelian Ring of a Dancing Muse

    £2,500
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold, Emerald & Diamond Five Stone Carved Half Hoop Ring

    £2,250
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  • Victorian Oval Silver Engraved Locket

    £175
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold Five Stone Sapphire & Diamond Carved Half Hoop Ring

    £4,500
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold Natural Split Pearl Flower Necklace

    £2,250
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold, Three Stone Sapphire & Diamond Carved Half Hoop Ring

    £3,500
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  • Victorian Triple Set of 18ct Gold & Enamel Rings

    £2,500
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold Five Stone Sapphire Carved Half Hoop Ring

    £2,950
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  • Victorian Diamond Crescent Brooch

    £9,750
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold Locket With Natural Split Pearl & Rose Diamond Star Motif

    £2,950
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold Five Stone Diamond Carved Half Hoop Ring With Reeded Shank

    £2,250
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold, Turquoise, Natural Split Pearl & Diamond Pendant

    £1,275
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold & Natural Split Pearl Festoon Necklace

    £2,250
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold Five Stone Diamond Carved Half Hoop Ring

    £2,250
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  • Early Victorian 15ct Gold & Flat Cut Almandine Garnet Bracelet

    £2,250
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  • 14ct Gold Signet Ring With Carnelian Intaglio of Two Swans & a Bear

    £1,875
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  • Victorian 15ct Gold, Almandine Garnet & Natural Split Pearls Ring

    £1,275
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  • Victorian Wide Silver Bangle With Engraved Song Birds

    £375
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  • Victorian Wide Silver Engraved Buckle Bangle

    £825
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  • Victorian Matched Pair of 15ct Gold Bangle Set With Coral & Natural Split Pearls in Their Original Case

    £3,250
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold Snake Ring Set With a Ruby & a Diamond

    £1,500
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  • Victorian Silver Oval Shaped Locket With “Bird in Bough” Motif

    £375
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  • Victorian Silver Engraved Buckle Bangle

    £525
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold Five Stone Natural Burma Ruby Ring

    £3,500
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  • Victorian Silver & Two Colour Gold Overlay Locket With Flower Motif

    £495
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  • Victorian Silver & Gold Overlay Oval Shaped Locket With Flowers Motif

    £675
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  • Victorian Silver & Gold Overlay “Aesthetic Period” Oval Locket

    £525
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold, Carved Half Hoop Sapphire & Diamond Three Stone Ring

    £3,250
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold, Carved Half Hoop Ring Set With Natural Split Pearls

    £2,250
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  • 18ct Gold Two Row Old Mine Cut Diamond Ring Circa 1840

    £3,500
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  • Victorian Silver Buckle Bangle

    £675
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  • Victorian Large Oval Silver Plain Locket

    £375
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  • Edwardian 9ct Gold Bangle Set With Natural Split Pearls

    £975
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  • Victorian Scottish Silver, Jasper & Bloodstone Brooch

    £675
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  • Victorian Silver & Gold Horse & Jockey Brooch

    £675
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  • Victorian 15ct Gold Drop Earrings

    £1,875
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold Signet Ring With Lion Intaglio

    £1,975
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold Diamond & Natural Pearl Carved Half Hoop Ring

    £2,250
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold & Diamond Buckle Ring

    £675
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold Cameo Brooch in Original Case of Corinne

    £2,250
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  • Victorian 15ct Gold Earrings Set With Cabochon Garnets & Diamond Set Flies

    £2,500
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  • Large Victorian 15ct Gold Oval Snake Brooch

    £1,275
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  • Victorian 15ct Gold & Diamond Drop Earrings

    £1,275
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold & Silver Enamel Oval Pendant of a Bee & Harebells

    £3,500
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  • French 18ct Gold Snake Chain

    £1,275
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  • French 18ct Gold Locket Set With Garnets & a Diamond

    £1,875
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  • Victorian Gold & Citrine Drop Earrings

    £2,250
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold Star Enamel & Diamond Round Earrings

    £2,950
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  • Victorian 15ct Gold Tie Pin Set With a Ruby & Rose Diamonds

    £250
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  • Victorian 15ct Gold Citrine Tie Pin

    £250
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  • Victorian 15ct Gold & Diamond Tie Pin

    £125
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold Indian Portrait Miniature Cufflinks

    £2,250
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold, Five Stone Diamond Carved Half Hoop Ring

    £1,875
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold Five Stone Diamond Carved Half Hoop Ring

    £6,750
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold & Diamond & Enamel Miniature of a Nymph Ring

    £2,250
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  • Two Colour Gold Hands & Horseshoe Ring

    £975
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold & Diamond Crescent Brooch

    £3,500
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  • Emerald & Diamond Round Brooch

    £3,750
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