Historical Engagement Rings

The history of engagement ring bestowing is far older than you might think. Traditions of giving a ring associated with love and romance go back thousands of years to the ancient world.

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From Ancient Greek rings featuring symbolic love knots, to the earliest betrothal rings from Ancient Rome showcasing intaglios depicting the god of love, Cupid. Then we see Medieval ‘fede’

rings; the precursors to the modern concept of wedding rings known as ‘posy’ rings and early diamond set Tudor rings so rare they would be fit for a Queen. Following these are glittering Georgian diamonds contrasted by their silver settings; richly ornamented Victorian engagement rings; elegant and refined pretty Edwardian styles through to bold geometric Art Deco designs and stylish retro rings of the 1940s and 50s.

If you are interested in the history of engagement ring giving, Berganza can help you choose something a little more unusual so that you can present your loved one with a truly unique and extremely rare ring bursting with history- visit us in our shop or via the website www.berganza.com  for more information and to view our entire one-of-a-kind stock.

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Bespoke Jewellery Design by Anais Rose

Bespoke jewellery design by Anais Rose image3Samantha, founder of Anais Rose has been in the diamond jewellery industry for over 16 years. Specialising in the bespoke design of engagement rings, wedding bands & all fine jewellery.

I offer a truly personal service, whether you’re looking at diamond rings from the Anais Rose collection or looking to create a whole new piece of your own, I am here to help you with both the design process and selecting the best stones for you and your setting type.

I feel you should never be rushed into purchasing or creating a piece of jewellery and so I work by appointment – giving you the space and time to consider all of the options available to you.

I’m Proud to say that my work is based highly on recommendation and I thoroughly enjoy meeting new people, creating beautiful pieces of jewellery, jewellery that carries your own story and will be treasured for generations to come!

Testimonials & exclusive jewellery designs are available to view at www.anaisrose.com

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Bespoke Jewellery Made In Britain

There is something truly unique for having your jewellery made here in Britain and in the iconic Hatton Garden the most famous jewellery street in world.

There is the heritage, the British hallmark and the traditional craftsmanship that just cannot be found anywhere else on the globe .

Commissioning a bespoke British made piece of jewellery means you will get exactly what you want at a price you want to pay without compromise, along with having the opportunity to stamp your own personality and ideas on your bespoke engagement ring  or  jewellery of your dreams which  you cherish forever.

By combining over 35 years of traditional manufacturing skills with the very latest latest 3D design software and 3D wax printing not only will  you see your designs evolve from original sketches and  become interactive drawings on the big screen you will be able to see and wear a prototype created from the latest state of the art 3D printer.

As the market leader in bringing together the past and most up to date manufacturing techniques there has never been a better time to explore the world of Bespoke Jewellery and at the same time flying the flag for “Made in Britain”

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Valuations advised as period jewellery soars 80% over past decade

Period and designer jewellery has grown more in value than the housing market, according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), making jewellery re-valuations highly advisable.

The research revealed the most rare and sought-after pieces of vintage jewellery have soared in value by more than 80% during the past 10 years. It compared this with house prices in England, which have risen in value by just 47% over the same period.

Art Deco (1920s and 1930s) and Belle Epoque jewellery (1890 to 1915) pieces have soared by 88% since 2006, according to Art Market Research, while antique jewellery and post-war era (1945-1975) jewellery have risen by 68% and 70%, respectively.

period jewellery Valuations advised

Jewellery valuation advice bb452839302436Despite the rises, auction house Bonhams claims Britons are sitting on millions of pounds worth of designer jewellery because they simply do not know exactly how much it is worth. Bonhams said many owners do not realise how valuable their jewellery is because the hallmarks, signatures or initials of its creators are unnoticed or unrecognised.

Jean Ghika, head of jewellery for UK and Europe at Bonhams, said: “People tend to think designer pieces of jewellery are very obviously branded by their creators, but that’s not always the case. The identifying marks of many leading designers can be incredibly subtle. Hallmarks, signatures, initials, even a name or a code on the back of a jewel can signify that a piece of jewellery has come from a highly sought-after house. These could include names like Cartier or Van Cleef & Arpels and these ‘signatures’ can make a huge difference to the eventual selling price.”

Nigel  Sykes of the Hatton Garden company Prestige Valuations said: “We really do advise everyone in times like these to have their jewellery professionally valued. Without an accurate up to date valuation you run the risk of being under insured in the event of loss or theft. Many insurance companies will also insist that you have items over a certain value specified individually on your policy and regularly valued to ensure the limits are adequate. See our site at www.prestigevaluations.com for more details”

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The Rarest and Most Exclusive of Christmas Gift Ideas

If money is no object and you are having trouble thinking of the ultimate Christmas gift, look no further than our suggestions- each cherry picked for their extraordinary and rare qualities.

Antique Jewellery Christmas gifts.

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The rarest of natural and unenhanced gemstones: Golconda diamonds, Kashmir sapphires, Pigeon’s Blood rubies or Colombian emeralds- these natural wonders are the epitome of each gemstone, famed and treasured the world over for their intense colour and extreme scarcity.
Antique or vintage signed jewellery, meticulously made by hand by the finest and most distinguished of jewellery houses such as Bulgari, Cartier and Tiffany. These period pieces of jewellery are unparalleled in their design and creativity and set with some of the finest of gemstones.

A statement piece of jewellery such as a tiara, pendant brooch, fringe necklace or stunning bracelet would be an outstanding and desirable gift. Each unique piece embodies the essence of the period and in time would become your own family heirloom.

A piece of jewellery with an illustrious history is another option. Ancient Greek and Roman intaglio rings through to exquisite Medieval rings celebrate the craftsmanship and finesse of a long gone civilisation. Own your own piece of history with these miraculous survivals.

Blog supplied by: Berganza Ltd.

Antique Jewellery gifts for Christmas

Merry Christmas from Berganza Ltd

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