Archive for Mens Jewellery
Have you ever seen old jewellery set with a dark green stone with red flecks in it? This is known as bloodstone or sometimes as heliotrope. This is a hardstone which was popular during the Victorian era for setting into fobs and seals however it can also be carved as a cameo or used in bead form.
The name bloodstone was given to this semi precious stone as in the Middle ages it was thought that the red spots were the blood of Christ and it was used as an amulet or charm against blood loss
Here are a few examples of antique jewellery set with bloodstone so that next time you see this stone you will recognise it.
Are you looking for more Victorian Antique fobs and seals? There are always a few in antiquesavenue shop and usually some set with bloodstone.
Vintage valentines jewellery for men.
It not just us ladies who love to receive gifts of Vintage Jewellery on Valentines Day, there are lots of pieces suitable as gifts for men too. There is still time to order your jewels for Valentines day 2013 for both men and ladies from antiquesavenue with last orders by mid-day on February 12th ( next day special delivery). This article has no suggestions of hearts, flowers and cupids here, just ideas of lovely vintage valentines gifts for him.
Here are my suggestions of the perfect valentines gift for the man in your life:
How about a special pair of cufflinks, not for every day wear but for dressing up, going out and for formal occasions. Genuine vintage cufflinks at a reasonable price. This pair for example:
Victorian Gold cufflinks
A pair of genuine antique Victorian gold cufflinks. These have full Chester
hallmarks for nine carat gold and 1897. The heads of the cufflinks are joined by
a short chain and each measures about 2 cms long. There is a decorative scroll
patter on all four of the heads of these cufflinks
A stick pin can be worn in a lapel or as a tie pin
Pearl 18 carat gold stick pin blue stone
A most attractive stick pin with a bright blue glass stone in the center . This stone
is surrounded by a ring of seed pearls. The pin itself is made of gold stamped
18. The head of this antique piece of jewellery measures about 1.2 cms diameter
and the pin is about 7 cms long in total
Silver Albert Watch chain
Watch chains are a very vintage piece of jewellery not often seen nowadays but becoming more popular as the fashion for pocket watches returns. These are to be worn with a suit or evening dress. Gold Albert watch chains are very very expensive due to the price of gold but silver ones can be found on a more modest budget and are just as attractive.