Archive for Valentines Jewellery
Looking back over the years Ive been writing this blog, it seems that every year I’ve had something to say about Valentines Day and Valentines Jewellery. This year Ive decided to pull all these posts together so you can find them all in one place.
Most Vintage Jewellery is romantic and so is a suitable gift for Valentines day however some have special sentimental meaning attached. Hearts, Cherubs, Flowers. Engagement rings and Mizpah brooches.
The word Mizpah comes from the Bible, from it follows the agreement between Laban and Jacob in Chapter 31.49 of Genesis:
“This mound,” said Laban, “shall be witness from now on between you and me.”
That is why it was named Galeed – and also Mizpah, for he said:
“May the Lord keep watch between you and me when we are out of each other’s sight.”
This paragraph has been condensed to just the word Mizpah and that has been given to be a symbol of agreement between lovers
Lockets are often given as gifts between lovers as they can hold a lock of hair of photos. Whichever piece you choose you can order from www.antiquesavenue.co.uk up until February 12 mid day for delivery on Feb 13 this year.
Have you chosen your Valentines gift yet? Here are a few suggestions from antiquesavenue.co.uk where there are lots of brooches, pins and clips with a suitable Valentines theme. Hearts, flowers, cupids and Victorian sentimental jewellery would all be suitable.
How long will a bunch of flowers last? A few days at the most where as a vintage flower brooch will last a life time. Here are a few pretty flower brooches:
A pretty vintage flower brooch made from an early creamy coloured plastic and moulded with flowers and leaves. This brooch measures about 4 cms long and dates from circa 1920s / 1930s
Large Royal Crown Derby porcelain flower brooch
Made by Royal Crown Derby in fine porcelain, this is a wonderful brooch. It measures about 5.4 cms diameter and in in excellent condition. Very delicate and very beautiful. There are full Royal Crown Derby makers marks on the reverse. This brooch will date from circa 1950s