Throughout the centuries, jewellery has been used as a way for the upper classes and royalty of the world to set themselves apart from the common man and show their status as elites. Many of these great pieces of jewellery have been meticulously captured in the portraits of great queens and kings, however, sometimes these beautiful pieces of jewellery are, themselves, the focus of the painting. Below are four beautiful portraits and pieces, all capturing magnificent jewellery throughout the ages.
Not sure where to start when it comes to engagement rings? There are more than enough choices going through a man’s mind before he proposes to his girlfriend, but arguably one of the most important decisions he will ever make is which ring he chooses to propose with. If you are planning to pop the question with an antique ring, there are some beautiful and timeless pieces to choose from, but it is essential to find out, from friends and family, or through subtle hints, a few crucial features she would prefer in a ring.
Throughout the centuries, many cultures have believed certain gemstones have had healing powers or abilities that could be unlocked if they were worn. Today, while some of these traditional thoughts are still attached to these stones, many people are not aware of the legends surrounding some of the world's most prized gemstones. Here's Laurelle Antique Jewellery's quick guide to some of the most popular:
Christmas was not always about gifts, Santa Claus and family traditions. In the past Christmas has been celebrated in very different ways. Here we explore Christmas through four separate periods in time:
When it comes to choosing the right wedding ring, there’s more to consider than you might initially think. Here’s a quick overview on how to get it right.
The British Royal Family are constantly in the media, with their outfits, appearance and jewellery examined on a daily basis. The British public is always interested in the trends adopted by rings adorning the fingers of the royals, so let’s take a peek at their choices and maybe you can be inspired too!
When it's time for you to find a gift for a special anniversary, half the work is already done for you! Each major year of marriage is traditionally represented by a different gemstone, meaning you’re already off to a flying start.