AD – This is a collaborative post although all words and opinions are my own.
There’s something really special about antique jewellery that draws me to it. Maybe it’s because each piece has its own story to tell. Who owned it and what was their life like all those years ago? It really gets you thinking. Perhaps it was handed down through generations as a family heirloom and that gives it sentimental value. Now that I am a mother and have children of my own, I would love to be able to hand down some special jewellery to them. Then if my children go on to have children they can pass it down to them and so on and so forth. They would have a little piece of me to remember me by and the thought of it really warms my heart.
What I also love about antique jewellery is that each piece is unique. You won’t be able to find the same beautiful pieces if you were to pop into a high street chain store. If you are looking to treat yourself or even a loved one then Carus Jewellery would be a really great place to start. They are a specialists in antique jewellery with over 25 years of experience. They have curated a breathtaking collection from across the ages.
I remember when I was a little girl, my mum told me that my birthstone was pearl and I have loved them ever since. I’ve always been drawn to them as I’ve grown into an adult. Pearls are so naturally striking and can effortlessly complete a look, making you feel more put together for any occasion. I also think that pearls are quite magical as they come from deep within the ocean. A little gift from the sea. I came across this absolutely beautiful 15ct Gold Swooping Swallows Brooch. I think it’s such a timeless piece of jewellery and it’s from the Edwardian Period (1901-1914)
I personally think we all need to do our own little bit for the planet. I’m really into sustainable and eco friendly products, this is another reason why I love antique jewellery. I’ve touched more on the subject of sustainable products in a few blog posts here. Antique jewellery is as sustainable as you can get as you are essentially buying jewellery that was made by skilled craftsmen hundreds of years ago. Given that they are in good condition, I’m quite happy to buy second hand clothing, toys or items for the home. When you can get something second hand which is just as good, I don’t feel the need to purchase something brand new. I feel exactly the same about jewellery, when you buy an antique piece you will not be contributing towards mass production.
I’ll leave you with another of my favourites from Carus Jewellery. This simple yet stunning Oval Onyx Black Silver Ring. From the mid century period in the 1950’s. This beautiful onyx gemstone has been polished to a mirror finish and mounted in sterling silver. This ring reminds me so much of my late father who passed away in 2006. My wonderful dad was born in 1934 and so this piece of jewellery is very much from his time. He had a ring almost identical to this, although the band was a lot thinner than the one pictured. My partner wears my dads ring now, he’s never taken it off. Antique jewellery is such a lovely way to remember someone you love.