Calling all antique jewelry buffs and mystery lovers! ✨🖤💀🖤✨
Need your help with a little mystery...
I am the latest caretaker of this lovely little mourning skull ring thanks to the lovely @elizabethroseantiques We thought it said “Jno (John) LORTiAR, Apr: 1739, AE:60,” but then I wondered why only the “i” is lowercase and wondered if instead it says “Lort; Ar.” I haven’t found anything on the family name Lortiar. I have found a lot on the Lort family including several John Lort’s of Prickeston who were sheriffs of Pembrokeshire including 1 in 1723 who seems to be the right timeframe. What do you think? Is it “Lort:Ar” If so, what does the AR mean? Has anyone seen this before? #mysterymonday#mourningmonday#antiquejewellery ✨🧐💀🔮✨
Happy Sunday! Those that know me know I kinda have a thing for skull jewelry! Just in time for Halloween, the lovely @orbjewelry is having a skeleton giveaway! Check out her stuff and a chance to win this guy! (The bat rings are also amazing!) 🦇💀🖤🎃🍂 #Repost#orbhalloween ・・・
This guy has been ultra popular and sadly his run will be coming to an end. I’ve received several gloomy messages regarding him, but fear not.. you have a chance to win him! One lucky winner will receive this handsome dude in sterling silver.
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Given our present political climate it seemed appropriate to bust out the Victorian protection bracelets. Given to women and sometimes children, both translate to God Bless You, but have a sentiment of protection, “God Watch Over You or Keep You.” Both the tiny band and the Gott Schutze Dich bear the Austrian-Hungarian dog head hallmark & interestingly the French Dieu Vous Garde bears the Austrian-Hungarian lion head. So all 3 are from between 1887 and 1922, but the sentiment seems appropriate today. All of us women need to keep fighting for and protecting each other. 🖤👊🏻🖤
Sssnakes throughout the ages 🐍
Clockwise from the top left: early Victorian pinchbeck and agate, circa 1880’s 15k double snake from @antiqueanimaljewelry , mid 20th-century Taxco enamel, Edwardian ruby and diamond. My contribution to #showmeyourseptembersnakes 🐍💛🐍💛🐍💛🐍💛🐍
@thirdcoastgems @sealandscribe I love all of Seal & Scribes pieces, but especially the one I own and the original (left) that introduced me to the line! Our amazing pup Josey Wales is close to 15yrs. We almost lost him last summer, but he recovered and now we are living the gift of bonus time. He really is man and woman’s best friend. That’s why I love the sentiment of this piece, “faithful in adversity!” 💙🐾💙
Reposting an old but good one... They look gold, but both are #sundaysilver @thefabnab @travelsandtreasures We’re chasing the last rays of summer but the days are getting shorter, the nights are cooler and the fall equinox is here. Time to bring out the sweaters and winter jewelry?
Sunday reading... Finally got my hands on a copy of Verlaine Davies, Rings 1800-1910, and was very excited to see my little Italian friend make an appearance on pg. 107. 💙💛💙💛💙💛
Boss-shaped bezel, turquoise pave’ in silver on rose gold. c. 1870. Aside from the gold ball Etruscan embellishments on the shank, it is pretty close the the ring owned by the author’s grandmother. So cool!💙 #tgjewelrylibrary#jewelryhistory
Sssnake in the grass... Vintage, signed, articulated silver and enamel snake bracelet. I love antique jewelry, but the craftsmanship & white/turquoise enamel on this vintage piece from @englishantiquejewellery is amazing!
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History: Margot Van Voorhies was an American in the mid-twentieth century who went to Taxco, Mexico, and established a jewelry design business known for exquisite enamel. Jerónimo Fuentes was one of the silversmith's from the workshop of Margot de Taxco. He became director of Margot's enamel workshop in 1953. Some Fuentes pieces are crafted using old molds from Margot. Marks: TF-08 or TF-32 (for Germán Fuentes Flores) are also from the Fuentes family. (from The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks by Bille Hougart) #saturdaysnakes#silversnakes#vintagejewelry
💙🦋Love bugs🦋💙 ...I missed #figuralfriday and #funfactsfriday but the lovely @kittyverity inspired me to post my little teal Vauxhall glass fly. Vauxhall or mirror glass was mainly produced from the 18th century through the late 19th century in intense hues of highly reflective purple, orange, red, green and blue (I think this is a later piece based on its design & size but chime in if there are experts out there!) I read that 1 indicator that separates it from other French jet or glass jewelry is that it was typically set into brass with a gold finish. 💙💚💙🦋💙💚💙
I also read that flies used to be a talisman to ward off evil and symbolized courage, and for the Victorians humility. Makes me love this little guy more 🦋