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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 18ct Gold & Black Enamel Heart Pendant With “M” Monogram

    £975 Just Added
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold, Five Stone Opal & Diamond Carved Half Hoop Ring

    £1,275
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold & Diamond Round Tie Pin

    £160
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  • Victorian 15ct Gold & Cabochon Garnet Tie Pin

    £250
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  • Victorian 15ct Gold Tie Pin Set With a Diamond

    £175
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  • Victorian Fox Head Reverse Intaglio Rock Crystal & Rose Diamond Tie Pin

    £1,275
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold & Three Stone Diamond Gypsy Ring

    £975
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  • Victorian Carved Half Hoop 18ct Gold Five Stone Ruby Ring

    £2,500
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  • Victorian Silver Gilt Bangle With Rose Motif

    £675
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold Double Snake Ring set with Turquoise & Rose Diamonds

    £1,875
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  • Victorian 15ct Gold, Opal & Diamond Crescent Brooch

    £1,875
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  • Victorian 15ct Gold & Silver Heart & Lover’s Knot Pendant set with Turquoise

    £1,875
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  • Victorian 15ct Gold & Cabochon Garnet Oval Cufflinks

    £1,875
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  • Victorian Engraved Silver Oval Locket

    £375
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  • Victorian Silver Bangle With Engraving of Leaves

    £175
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  • Victorian Long Silver Guard Chain

    £675
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  • Victorian 9ct Gold Scottish Shield & Coronet Earrings

    £1,500
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  • Victorian 15ct Gold Swivel Seal With an Elephant on Top

    £975
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  • Victorian 9ct Gold, Scarab Beetle Tie Pin

    £150
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold Double Snake Ring Set With a Diamond & a Sapphire

    £1,875
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold Coiled Snake Tie Pin Set With a Natural Pearl

    £375
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  • Victorian Etruscan Style 15ct Gold Conical Shaped Tie Pin

    £375
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  • Victorian Silver, Natural Split Pearl & Turquoise Blue Enamel Locket

    £975
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  • Victorian “Aesthetic Period” Silver & Gold Overlay Locket

    £675
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  • Victorian Silver & Gold Overlay Bangle

    £825
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold & Carnelian Signet Ring With an Intaglio of a Castle

    £1,500
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold, Carved Half Hoop Sapphire & Diamond Ring

    £2,250
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  • 18ct Gold Hexagonal Memorial Ring

    £1,500
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  • Victorian “Kate Greenaway” Style, Silver & Gold Overlay Locket

    £675
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold & Agate Cufflinks

    £825
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  • Victorian Silver & Enamel “Souvenir” Locket

    £475
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold Oval Locket With Flowers in a Vase Motif

    £4,500
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold, Turquoise Enamel, Natural Split Pearl, Ruby & Rose Diamond Snake Necklace

    £4,500
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold, natural Split Pearl & Enamel Miniature Pendant

    £2,950
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold & Pink Sapphire Ring

    £1,875
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold & Rose Diamond Tie Pin

    £250
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold Indian Miniature Tie Pin

    £350
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold Indian Miniature Tie Pin

    £350
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold Indian Miniature Tie Pin

    £350
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold Double Snake Ring Set With Rubies & Diamonds

    £1,875
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  • Victorian Silver Entwined Snakes Brooch

    £675
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold, Two Sapphire & One Diamond Ring

    £525
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  • Victorian 15ct Gold & Almandine Garnet Bow Brooch

    £1,425
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  • Victorian Silver Heart Shaped Cufflinks

    £250
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  • Victorian 9ct Gold & RoseDiamond Round Tie Pin

    £125
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  • Victorian 9ct Gold Tie Pin Set With a Rose Diamond

    £150
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold Signet Ring With Crest Intaglio

    £975
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold & Natural Split Pearl Necklace in Original Case

    £2,250
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold Bracelet

    £1,275
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  • Victorian 15ct Gold Mountain Sheep Seal With Bloodstone Base

    £675
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  • Victorian 9ct Gold “Albertina” Bracelet

    £675
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  • Victorian 15ct Gold & Turquoise Ring

    £675
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  • Victorian Silver “Mother” Brooch

    £75
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold Long Drop Cameo Earrings of Guardian Angels

    £2,500
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  • Victorian 15ct Gold & Natural Split Pearl Crescent Brooch in Original Case

    £975
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold Five Stone Diamond Carved Half Hoop Ring

    £3,950
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold Oval Diamond Cluster Ring

    £4,950
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  • Victorian Cabochon Garnet, Natural Pearl & Rose Diamond Pendant on Chain

    £2,500
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  • Victorian Silver “Sun” Brooch

    £175
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  • Victorian 15ct Gold Oval Locket Set With Emeralds & Natural Split Pearls

    £1,500
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