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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 Scottish Silver & Agate Interlocking Rings Brooch

    £675
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  • Victorian Gold Scottish Dirk Tie Pin

    £675
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  • 18ct Gold Memorial Ring for Thomas Easter

    £1,275
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  • Victorian 15ct Gold, Emerald Ruby & Rose Diamond Ring

    £2,250
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold, Emerald & Diamond Carved Half Hoop Ring

    £2,250
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  • Victorian 15ct Gold Memorial Brooch

    £375
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  • 18ct Gold Early Victorian Signet Ring Set with a Carnelian

    £675
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold Five Stone Diamond Ring

    £2,250
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  • Victorian Silver Oval Locket With Ivy Leaf Motif

    £375
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold, Emerald & Diamond Five Stone Carved Half Hoop Ring

    £3,950
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  • Victorian Vauxhall Glass Guard Chain

    £375
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  • Victorian Carved Jet Beads Necklace

    £475
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold, Ruby & Diamond Double Snake Ring

    £1,875
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  • Victorian Vauxhall Glass Guard Chain

    £375
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold Five Stone Diamond Carved Half Hoop Ring

    £2,250
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  • Victorian Vauxhall Glass Guard Chain

    £375
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  • 18ct Gold Rock Crystal Reverse Intaglio Coat of Arms Pendant

    £2,950
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  • Victorian 15ct Gold Snake Ring With Rose Diamond Eyes

    £1,275
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  • Victorian Vulcanite Necklace

    £150
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  • Victorian 9ct Gold Pendant with “Cecile” Engraved

    £175
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  • Victorian Silver Wide Bracelet

    £675
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  • Silver Victorian Twist Bangle

    £450
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  • Victorian Vauxhall Glass Hairpin

    £85
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  • Victorian Vauxhall Glass Crescent Brooch

    £150
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  • Victorian Vauxhall Glass Necklace

    £675
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  • Victorian Jet & Ammonite Brooch

    £150
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold Cabochon Garnet & Diamond Cufflinks With Snake Border

    £1,875
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold, Sapphire & Diamond Crossover Ring

    £975
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  • Victorian Silver Oval Brooch With Flower Design

    £125
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  • Victorian 15ct Gold Scottish Garter & Thistle Brooch Set With Jasper, Bloodstone & Amethysts

    £1,875
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  • Victorian Silver Locket With Buckle Motif

    £375
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  • 18ct Gold French Enamel Brooch Representing ” An Allegory of Love”

    £3,500
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold Reverse Intaglio Rock Crystal Tie Pin of a Racehorse & Jockey in Original Case

    £1,275
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  • Four Horn & Brass Buttons of Horse’s Heads

    £175
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  • Victorian 15ct Gold Buckle Design Rectangular Locket

    £1,650
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold & Black Enamel Heart Pendant With “M” Monogram

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

    £1,275
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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 18ct Gold Double Snake Ring set with Turquoise & Rose Diamonds

    £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 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 18ct Gold & Black Enamel Marquise Ring set with Rose Diamonds

    £1,500
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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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  • William 1V 18ct Gold & Black Enamel Heart Shaped Ring

    £1,275
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold & Agate Cufflinks

    £825
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