Our biggest sale of the year has arrived!
With up to 25% off across the website, this is the perfect time to snap up some great gems before Christmas!
At Lancastrian jewellers, we are passionate about sustainability. So it is important to us that we celebrate the Christmas season in the most eco-friendly way possible. There is nothing as special and spectacular as giving the gift of antique jewellery. Not to mention, supporting small businesses this Christmas is a great way to support local communities and spread the love!
This Years Antique Jewellery Gift Buying Guide is finally here,
let the fun begin!
Staring with this quality Vintage Pearl Crescent and Swallow Bird Brooch that features many Pearls and a single Diamond modelled in 9ct Yellow Gold. Swallow Birds were a very romantic symbol in antique jewellery, representing faithfulness and wanting your loved one to return home safely. Moon images also became popular during the late 19th Century as an interest in astronomy grew. They were used in jewellery to symbolise guidance and to help lead you in the direction you are meant to go. The symbolism behind this sweet brooch would make a wonderful gift for a loved one this Christmas.
Next we have this wonderful Vintage Amethyst riviere necklace which features many Briolette cut Natural Amethysts, set with Pearl spacers, measuring 16″ in length. Amethyst is one of the stones that was most highly prized in the ancient world, and continues to be prized by many people today. Amethyst is a crystal of protection and also the birthstone for February. The light hits the amethysts beautifully too! This necklace would make the perfect gift or a great addition to any collection.
This stunning Peridot and Diamond ring features a 1.50ct Emerald cut Peridot inside a sparkling Diamond halo, modelled in Platinum. Dating back to ancient Egypt, Peridot was a favourite of Cleopatra, who wore the stone for its beauty and to ward off evil spirits. It is also the birthstone for August and well known for being a stone of prosperity and happiness. The natural Diamonds are superb quality, complementing the Peridot wonderfully. Approximate Diamond total 0.40ct. This ring would make a great gift or a wonderful alternative engagement ring this Christmas!
These stunning Antique Earrings each feature two sparkling Diamond stones set in Platinum and 18ct Gold complete with antique French hallmarks. The top Diamonds are each Rose cut, measuring approximately 0.05ct each. The bottom Diamonds are Old European cuts measuring approximately 0.22ct each. The earrings are open back and articulated to move which allows the light to shine through and create even more sparkle. They date to the early 20th century circa.1910. These earrings would make the perfect gift and the fastenings also make them super comfortable and ideal for everyday wear.
This beautiful Amethyst, Peridot and Diamond ring represents the Suffragette colours, modelled in 9ct Gold. Suffragettes took to their jewellery to display their involvement in the movement and it became instantly recognisable by the colours of Purple, White and Green. The Green represented hope, White represented purity and Purple represented dignity. The Amethyst and Peridot both measure .10ct each, with a Diamond total weight of .41ct approximately. The stones are all of excellent quality and make this piece a real conversation starter!
Antique Jewellery Gifts for Men:
This quality Antique snake ring features two Garnet gemstones, modelled in 9ct Yellow Gold, dating to circa.1900. Serpent jewellery became popular during the early years of Queen Victoria’s reign coinciding with the full flowering of the Romantic Movement. Serpents represent love, loyalty and friendship. This ring is a real conversation starter and would make a great gift.
This quality Vintage Curb Bracelet is complete with the original dog clip fastener, modelled in Sterling Silver, dating to Birmingham 1930. Curb bracelets were very popular during the late Victorian and Edwardian eras, and look great either worn on their own or stacked with other bracelets and charms. This bracelet would make a great addition to any collection or the perfect gift.
These quality Antique cufflinks each feature a star set 0.07ct old cut Diamond, modelled in solid 15ct Yellow Gold throughout. These cufflinks date to the late Victorian era, hallmarked on each component for ’15CT’. They would make a great gift or the perfect addition to any collection.
This collectable Antique Cameo Ring features a hard stone carved with the cameo of a Roman Soldier, modelled in 18ct Yellow Gold. This rare and unusual ring would make a wonderful gift or a great addition to any collection.