Edwardian rolled gold necklace, amethyst paste

A lovely dainty rolled gold and amethyst paste necklace. The two square amethyst pastes are set between three pierced bows. Rolled Gold is a fusion process where a sheet of base metal (in this case brass) is covered with thin layers of gold and then heat fused together. Jewellery is then made from this. Most of the chain link of this necklace is now revealing its brass colour, but this is still a delightful necklace.The bows retain their gold appearance.

£26.00

aurora borealis brooch, 1970s

An attractive 1970s 'Aurora Borealis' brooch. The process of making Aurora Borealis coating on crystal was in experimental phases in the early 1950's by the Swarovski Company. The process progressed to some success in 1953, but not until 1955 did Manfred Swarovski perfect it. This is a really attractive example of cut crystal with the rainbow coating.(its not Swarovski). The brooch features a central circle surrounded by 6 flowers creating one larger flower, really pretty when the light catches it.

£18.00
very minor 'nibbles' to the reverse of a couple of the pastes

1950s costume necklace

An attractive costume jewellery neckalce dating to the 1950s. This necklace is a base metal set with aquamarine colour pastes, and a single dropper. In good condition. Nice for the party season.

£10.00

Italian micro mosaic brooch

A pretty little Italian micro mosaic brooch, dating to the mid 20th century. Micro mosaic is when tiny glass tiles are crafted together and placed into cement to produce ‘micro mosaic’ pictures, which are then set into jewellery. Micro mosaic work dates back over 2000 years, although it was probably most popular in the 18th & 19th Centuries during the time of the Grand Tour. Italy is the most famous producer of micro mosaic jewellery. This brooch is in good order and was probably a holiday souvenir brought home in the 1950s, brass backed.

£15.00

Edwardian 'Mother' brooch

A lovely sentimental piece of Edwardian jewellery, dating to around 1910. This 'Mother' brooch follows the genre of name brooches which was popular at this time. This one is gold plated on a brass body, as opposed to those which are gold plated on a silver body. It bears the makers initials AJC to the reverse. Simple pin clasp fastening.

£16.00