• Art Movements in Antique Jewellery

    Art and Design Movements hugely impacted jewellery trends of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Three popular movements included Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts and Art Deco; each style notably different and born out of a rejection to each other. But what are those differences and what does each term really mean?
  • The Ultimate Guide to Art Deco Jewellery

    Everything you need to know about the Art Deco era including the influences of the era, the jewellery trends and styles and why the period defines jewellery as we know it today.
  • The Ultimate Guide to Edwardian Jewellery

    Everything you need to know about the Edwardian era including Edwardian fashions and styles, Edwardian manufacturing techniques and materials and how the era re-defined jewellery as we know it.
  • The Ultimate Guide to Victorian Jewellery

    The ultimate guide to everything you need to know about Victorian jewellery. Including the styles and history of the Romantic period, the Grand period and the Aesthetic period. Plus, authenticating Victorian jewellery - top tips for spotting reproductions.
  • The Ultimate Guide to Georgian Jewellery

    Everything you need to know about Georgian jewellery including Georgian fashions and styles, Georgian manufacturing techniques and materials and how to spot a genuine Georgian piece from a reproduction.
  • Royal Jewels: Marie Antoinette, Queen of France

    November (2018) has been an exciting month in the world of jewellery. We have seen a collection of Marie Antoinette’s jewels for the first time in 200 years, and then those jewels went up for auction and broke records with a $36 million selling price for a single Pearl and Diamond pendant, along with a total auction price of $53.2m (£41m).
  • The Ultimate Guide to Buying Diamonds

    Each Diamond, like a human finger print, is unique. Formed in the earth billions of years ago, there are no two Diamonds the exact same. However, Diamonds can significantly vary in both appearance and cost depending on a number of factors.
    The Cut, Colour, Clarity and Carat weight of a Diamond, known as the 4 C’s, are the most important factors to consider when making a Diamond purchase.
  • Victorian Symbolism in Jewellery

    Antique Jewellery is saturated with secret messages, symbolism and sentiment. The Victorians perfected the art form of Symbolism with flowers, gems, and jewellery being commandeered as a means of discrete communication with elaborate messages.
  • What is Suffragette Jewellery?

    The popularity in Suffragette jewellery has exploded over recent years after the release of the film ‘Suffragette’, marking the 100-year anniversary of women getting the vote. When I first heard about Suffragette jewellery, I was of the belief that all jewellery from the early 20th century featuring the Green, Purple and White colours were related to the movement. But oh, how I was wrong...
  • What is Antique Paste Jewellery?

    A question I often get asked is “What is Paste Jewellery?” At Lancastrian Jewellers, we love Paste jewels, and if you’ve been following our page for a while, you’ll already know this. But, “What is Paste?”, you say?